The Muslim community in Loughborough has existed for well over 5 decades; the university town has a thriving student population and an established Bangladeshi community. The borough of Charnwood, of which Loughborough is a part, acts as the lead authority for the Syrian refugee Resettlement Programme in the Leicestershire area, adding to our community of 5,000+ Muslim residents.
As such, the Muslim community have been active within the borough since before the 1970s, and this is only likely to grow, by the will of the Almighty.
Please see some of the ongoing activities and services the affiliates of LMC currently operate below.
Our members are regularly involved with charity work both locally and further afield. We support the local community as best we can providing food for the homeless and those in desperate need. We also organise collections, the most recent of which was for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Community fun days
We provide community fun days for the local community, regardless of faith. Attracting hundreds of visitors, our fun days allow everyone to come together to have fun and engage with one another.
We organise annual trips to the countryside, supporting our youngsters by building and strengthening strong social fabric ties in a fun environment.
The LMC organises and supports local initiatives to keep our community fit and healthy. This includes a football club for kids, supporting local swimming sessions for children and adults and generally promoting a health-conscious lifestyle.
MyP - Monthly Youth Programme
Catering for approximately 40 young teenagers under the Al-Hera banner, we cover the basics of Islam, promote awareness of the threat of drugs and attempt to clarify current affairs for the next generation of Muslims.