The Iron Aid Foundation Charity has been formed by a group of like minded individuals from the Harrow, Pinner, Northwood areas of Middlesex. The primary aim of the charity is to provide a community centre using the concept of Baitul Maal, ie. a community fund. The trustees of Iron Aid Foundation came together with one intention—which is to earn the pleasure of Allah. What better way than to establish a charity to help the local community.
Our Patrons Haroon Sheikh is Chief Executive Officer and Farouq Sheikh OBE is Executive Chairman of CareTech Holdings plc. Both Haroon and Farouq are also Patrons and Enterprise Fellows of the Prince’s Trust. Haroon is also Vice Chair of the UK Advisory Council of the British Asian Trust under the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales. Farouq is a member of the Mosaic National Advisory Board, supporting young people by passing on his experience and expertise to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. We have Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Al-Barouni and Imam Abid Khan as our Islamic Advisors. They are well-known. loved and respected in our community and have extensive experience in Islamic matters. They are entrusted with the duty of reviewing and guiding the activities of the Iron Aid Foundation Board of Trustees.
Iron Aid have a rich and diverse board of trustees, who are responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of our organisation. They meet regularly to discuss, review and decide our strategies and policies and receive updates from our senior leadership team. Our trustees work for Iron Aid on a voluntary basis to ensure we deliver our ambition to strengthen communities by delivering a first-class service.
For the last 11 years the backbone of the charity has been our volunteers groups. Men, women and youth who have selflessly given their time and efforts to help with furthering the vision of the charity. Many of the ladies have taken the initiatives and established groups open to all including Mothers & Toddlers, coffee mornings for our senior citizens, Quiz nights to gather funds for worthy causes including gathering funds for our local Michael Sobell Hospice in Mount Vernon Hospital.