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First BCBN Dinner for the Benefit of WLIC 2011

WLIC was honoured to be the beneficiary of the first Better Community Business Network charity event which took place on the 14th of October 2011.

This prestigious networking and charitable evening was organised at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square and raised £209,000 for the centre redevlopment project.

BCBN is an initiative created by an informal group of local and national businessmen who have come together in order to support local community projects that make a real difference in the communities they serve. They seek to promote altruism and selflessness amongst the business community and to encourage the business fraternity to re-direct some of its energy, creativity and the vast skills base it possesses for the betterment of wider society.

This exclusive event brought together various businessmen, civic and community representatives for a unique opportunity to network and enjoy an evening of entertainment and exquisite dining. Keynote speakers included the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan [MP for Tooting], Kevin McGrath [Managing Director REIT F&C], Asif Aziz [CEO Criterion Capital] and Tariq Usmani [CEO Henley Homes Group]

All proceeds were donated to the West London Islamic Centre Redevelopment Project. Insha'Allah the participation of all businesses and professionals will be counted as Sadaqah Jarriyah (Continuing Charity) for them and their respective enterprises. As Allah (swt) says:

"And be steadfast in your prayer and be charitable; whatever good you send forth for your future, you shall find it with God, for God is well aware of what you do." [Al-Qur’an 2:110]

WLIC would like to express its deepest appreciation and thanks to the Better Community Business Network, for further details on BCBN please click here