Saturday, 15 January 2011

Islamic community centre for Newington

A group of local Islamic businessmen are well on their way to raising just short of £0.9m to purchase premises and start an Islamic community centre and academy in part of what was St Margaret's School.

St Margaret's School closed last year and one of the buildings, in East Suffolk Road, has been purchased by the consortium - subject to raising the purchase funds by 21st January 2011.  The latest news release on their website indicates they still need £200,000 before that date. 

The website includes a couple of fundraising videos one of which can be seen here.  Details of the nature of activities proposed can be seen here.

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