iQra International have taken the initiative to bring a sport and fundraising together. We want to bring the community closer through football as it is a very loving sport for the majority. That's why we have created iQra FC. We launched this campaign and we have had a very successful response. Our first ever charity match was arranged against Hikmah Social! Who by the way was a fantastic side.
Our match was on Saturday 29th 2020 and kick off at 5 pm at Dagenham Goals. We all arrived on time and met each other while following Government Covid Guidelines which we were strict about. Both teams were warming up and Hikmah Social took lead on media as they set up cameras. We had an FA regulated ref to overlook the match, he mentioned to both teams the rules before kick off.
It was an intense game where both teams wanted the win. It was a goal-fest as the game saw 11 goals in total and many close shots.
In the end, Hikmah Social were the ones that came out on top. They are league hosts so they had a lot of firepower and experience. Nevertheless, a huge congratulations to them for winning the game.
The main reason we did this was to do something for those affected by the floods in Bangladesh. We are so happy to inform you that 5 families were given shelter and food for a month. This was done thanks to both teams and everyone who donated towards the project.