UNITY – Uniting the Nation by Inspiring Today’s Youths is a Voluntary Charity Project, which aims to raise as much funds as possible for the most needed cause. In 2009, UNITY raised just over £1000 for Young people in Pakistan during Ramadan. in 2010 UNITY raised over £1500 for young people in Gaza, and also helped raise a further £6000 for orphans by organising a football Tournament.
It was last year when things took an unexpected turn (2011). Disaster struck in the Horn of Africa and UNITY stepped up to support the cause. Through professional youth and community work we had been able to engage over 200 Volunteers from Luton, Bedford, Birmingham and Northampton.
UNITY had organised a range of campaigns that rolled out through these areas and engaged over thousands of young people. The ultimate aim was to get young people aware of charity work and help support causes without feeling any financial constraint.
UNITY then launched a recycle campaign, mainly aimed at young people. the campaign urged young people to give up their unwanted game that could pay for a cup of water in Africa. The campaign was a massive success which brought in over 1000 unwanted games and DVDs. these were then sold on to a game company who brought it for money. From this campaign, a variety of campaigns were launched, such as Charity Dinners, Charity Car Wash, Bake Sales and Scarf Campaigns.
Within 30 days, UNITY had raised just over £4500 and the project touched over 1900 young people.
UNITY is formally constituted and the aim of the of the project is -
To Improve the quality of life for those groups of people that are in the greatest of need, or those people that are disadvantaged and vulnerable living within the local multicultural and the more diverse global communities.
To enhance Community cohesion, promote social inclusion and support people in need.
To promote volunteering within the community by encouraging young people to become a part of the Organisation, support the objectives and fundraise.
On 28th January 2012, we organised a Charity Dinner, in this event we introduced Muslim Youth Helpline (www.myh.org.uk), The Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH) is a registered charity which provides pioneering faith and culturally sensitive services to Muslim youth in the UK. Within this event we also raised money to support Orphans in Palestine – Via Ummah Welfare Trust.
From the one day Charity Event, which was attended by over 350 people, we raised £40,000.
UNITY is a Voluntary organisation which is now in the process of registering as a charity organisation.
UNITY’s policy is 100% Voluntary and no money is put towards management, wages or salary, this is the reason why UNITY is very popular within Luton which is still attracting even more young people and volunteers towards this project.
UNITY is in the process of registering as a Registered Charity.
Watch this space for more public events and charity fundraising events.