Love4Legends is a group of Muslim friends who came up with a simple way to thank the amazing emergency services who heroically risked their lives to save as many people as possible at Grenfell.
Peace of Cake, led by Asma, rose to the occasion and visited Lewisham’s Fire Station. Here are some pictures and copy from Asma’s post on our Facebook page/
Felt so good to be giving back and show appreciation for our Fire Brigade, thanks Love4Legends for this initiative. The Muslim community, Lewisham Islamic Centre, Frankie Turner St John’s Church and Peace of Cake had a wonderful afternoon delivering the hampers and home made cake by Frankie Turner and cake from Le Delice, biryani from Haidy’s and lots of homemade goodies, Hungarian biscuits from Rizwana and lots of juice from Zehra – Thank you again to our emergency services and may you be rewarded for your bravery and compassion – as one firefighter said today – when we save a life we do not see the colour or religion – saving a life is saving a life! To quote surah Maidah again ‘whosoever saves one, it is as if he has saved mankind’. #love4legends, #peaceofcaketog, #lfb
if you are on twitter – please tweet your support for Asma to @tsb and @prideofbritain using the #prideofbritain, @peaceofcaketog and @ginfund.
Helen Hamston, founder of the amazing website and Facebook community Mummy’s Gin Fund has surprised us with a wonderful heartfelt tribute to Asma and Peace of Cake by nominating her for a Pride of Britain Award. She’s nominated Asma for this reason
“Asma epitomizes all that is great about sisterhood, community and cohesion. She walks into rooms of people who are scared of her, want to hurt her, reject her beliefs, believe she should ‘go home’, think she is oppressed, blame her for terrorism and hate her. She walks in with her head held high and her arms outstretched. It doesn’t matter who she is talking to – she makes them feel equal and valued. Through her, our community is learning to embrace difference and our children are being taught that we are all the same. She is making the world a better place.”
Helen Hamston of Mummy’s Gin Fund
Helen and Asma
We’re utterly honoured to be recognised – thank you so much Helen – you’re just as inspirational to us! Without Mummy’s Gin Fund, we wouldn’t be able to publicise our events or reach the community so easily.
If you are on twitter – please tweet your support for Asma to @tsb and @prideofbritain using the #prideofbritain, @peaceofcaketog and @ginfund.
Read the full article here
Our next Peace of Cake event will be at St Mark’s Church in Catford, SE6. Hope to see you there, we need a bit of love and conversation especially after the last few weeks of such sad and frustrating news/events in our city.
Below is a slideshow showing Asma and Peace of Cake at the Big Iftar in Southwark – part of the Great Get Together weekend .
Our first event held at Torridon Junior School went amazingly well. So many children at first who couldn’t believe their luck with the wonderful cake donated by our friends and members. There was a fantastic turnout throughout the event which ran until 7pm. See below for a slideshow of pictures
We lit a candle in memoriam for the victims of the Manchester attack and shared a moment of silence in remembrance. Asma Meer spoke of her wish to spread Peace of Cake so if you want to have a gathering – just click here We hope many people are more aware now of DKMS and their work to encourage more donors.
Thank you everyone for coming.
Peace of Cake will be attending this fantastic event – please come – all are welcome of any or no faith. Bring some food and drink to share and come together in peace.
From our founder – Asma Meer
“Peace and solidarity – we are all one family – IS stop now before you transgress even the boundaries of hell! Allies, please stop as well before we lose too many innocent lives. Look at these people, who wouldn’t want to live in a world peacefully with such beautiful people. I say to all those who say ‘enough’:- “you can never have enough vigils, you can never have enough dialogue, you can never stop trying to change the world for the better, you can never give up hope”
Prayers and thoughts with the families killed in the mindless attack in Manchester last night. This is an attack on all of us. We will not be divided. Come along to Peace of Cake tomorrow at Torridon Junior School SE6 to show solidarity for Peace. Our small steps in coming together are the first steps against hate.
Please come and join us – all are welcome, not just members of our school community. Come together in peace and solidarity and help raise awareness of bone marrow and blood donation in memory of Ibrahim Meer.
Peace of Cake and Stem Cell Drive
On the 24th May we are inviting all parents and children to come and join us
to celebrate the rich diversity of our community by bringing in cake to
share (not obligatory) and having a cuppa in the true spirit of Peace.
At the same time we will be having a stem cell drive supported by Ibrahim’s
Appeal, DKMS and ACLT, where parents will be able to consider and join the
Stem Cell register in order to become potential life savers. This event is
being held in the memory of Ibrahim Hamza Meer who lost his battle on 24th
May 2002. There are many others who have been saved with stem cell
transplants and this will be a good opportunity to join the register.
We hope you can join us for a lovely cup of tea and cake and at the same
time consider saving a life
Cake and Conversation
24th May Torridon Junior School Y3 Dining Hall
From 3.30pm till 7pm
Bring Cake to share or just yourself
Links to read up on stem cell donation:
As Asma Meer said on her Facebook “What a beautiful gathering of some of the nicest people ever. And some of the best cakes! Sun was shining and people just went up to each other and chatted. Thank you St John’s for being great hosts – The power of conversation!”