Chloe Zillwood (FXU Islamic Society Secretary), handing out free fruit to students in the library

Islamic Society continue to believe and do good

Students from the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union’s (FXU) Islamic Society have been performing acts of creative good, volunteering and fundraising as part of a national Believe and Do Good campaign.

Believe and Do Good is a campaign that is based on many references from the Quran to the immense reward awaiting those who believe and do good deeds. During the month of February, Islamic societies around the UK organise a group of events to help the local community.

Throughout the month, FXU’s ISoc have carried out beach cleans, led a spit sample donation for bone marrow on campus (and registered over 40 students), collected food and clothing for the local community and volunteered at Penryn Memory Café.

On Valentine’s Day the student-led group was joined by Zara Mohammed, President of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS), and handed out free roses, fruit, tea and coffee to students.

Zara Mohammed, President of FOSIS: “It’s such a dream to come to Cornwall and spend time with FXU’s Islamic Society. We talk about them a lot on the circuit and we’re so impressed with how much they’ve achieved in a short time. It’s hard for them to get to a lot of conferences due to location but they always make the effort. FXU’s Islamic Society is a society close to my heart and an inspiration to the Islamic community. They’re a small group of Muslim students that have taken not only the Believe and Do Good campaign but their faith on campus to build the student community and create positive change. It’s a pleasure to be here with them and I’m so proud of all their achievements.”

Date: 7 March 2017

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