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CBHUK History

CBHUK HISTORY

Founded in 2006 after an outcry by British pilgrims at Hajj 2005 who felt let down by their tour operators and that there was no one to represent them, CBHUK was born.  The charity continues to work at grass roots to raise Health and Safety awareness and provide overseas travellers with essential and practical advice. We have worked and partnered with many local organisations such as IMWS in Batley, Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCoM) and Bolton Council of Mosques (BCoM) and Statutory bodies such as the NHS, Dept of Business, the CAA (ATOL) to name a few. This has bought about positive changes into the Hajj and Umrah travel industry and we continue to work on the behalf of British pilgrims and overseas travellers to address their issues.

In 2008 we launched the Hajj & Umrah vaccination clinics, ensuring pilgrims comply with the requirements of the Saudi Ministry of Health to be vaccinated against the ACWY strain

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2015

March

Chaired a meeting with UK Hajj & Umrah agents in Birmingham

August

Hosted the Hajj Photo Gallery by Award Winning Photographer Mr Wessam Hassanin (Makkah) at the Hajj Seminar 2015

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December

30 National Hajj & Umrah Seminars, Vaccination and Travel Advice Clinics completed
2014

August

USI Money’s First Sharia Compliant Pilgrim Prepaid MasterCard® Joint Awareness Campaign with CBHUK

  • Efforts recognised as part of the presentation at the FCO KBYG campaign at the Foreign Office

 

  • Collaborated with the British Consul General in Jeddah and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in running a LIVE Q&A over twitter.
  • Representation of British pilgrims at a meeting held August 2014 at the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London with the UK’s Consul General in Jeddah, Mohammed Shokat – raised issued facing British hajjis.

 

  • Worked with Hajj People Ltd in hosting the launch of Flynas

 

  • Meetings with the National Hajj Task Force

 

  • Supported the UK Hajj & Umrah Organisers Forum 2014 at Manchester United and Arsenal Football Club in May 2014

 

  • Our CEO Mr Rashid Mogradia was an invited guest speaker at the National Trading Standards Institute Conference – Speaking about Hajj and Fraud – Harrogate (July 2014)

December

  • 34 National Hajj & Umrah Seminars, Vaccination and Travel Advice Clinics completed

 

  • Supported the World Hajj & Umrah Convention at the QEII Centre, Westminster London

 

  • Briefed the Prime Minister on Hajj 2014

 

  • Spoke at the Press conference for the WHUC2014 in the House of Commons

2013

May

Official supporter of the World Hajj & Umrah Convention 2013

Constructive meetings held with the National Hajj Task Force

Partnership working with the City of London Police in tackling Hajj Fraud

June

Representation of British pilgrims at a meeting at the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London with the UK’s Consul General in Jeddah, Mohammed Shokat.

Partnership working with the Association of Muslim Police in tackling Hajj Fraud

December

Completed 30 Hajj & Umrah Seminars, Vaccination and Travel Advice Clinics
2012

CBH personnel chosen to form part of the British Hajj Delegation 2012 offering on the ground support to pilgrims during Hajj

  • Tribute paid by Lord Adam Patel in recognition of the work of the Council of British Hajjis delivered in front of a spectrum of international delegates who attended the World Hajj & Umrah Convention 2012

 

  • Appreciation Award for contributions to the WHUC

 

  • Invited to speak at the World Hajj & Umrah Convention 2012

CBHUK Official supporter of the “National Mosque Cup” football tournament 2012

Memorandum of Understanding with key pharmaceutical companies to ensure supply for pilgrims of the ACWY vaccine nationally

  • Partnership working with the City of London Police to tackle Hajj Fraud

 

  • Partnership working with the Association of Muslim Police to raise awareness on Hajj Fraud

Provided support and endorsement of the World Hajj & Umrah Convention 2012 held at the British Museum

Invited to the launch of the Hajj Exhibition at the British Museum ‘Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam’ in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Mohammad bin Nawaf, Saudi Ambassador to the UK
2011

  • Founding members of the British Hajj & Umrah Council

 

  • Invited to speak at a Hajj seminar at Masjid-e-Quba, delivering Health & Safety at Hajj

 

  • Supported the Dawah Project (Islam Channel) Hajj Exhibition & Souk and delivered a Hajj Vaccination clinic at the Royal Regency, London

 

  • Invited onto the Islam Channel Politics show to discuss Hajj Fraud

  • Platinum Supporter of the  Hajj & Umrah Exhibition 2012 organised by the Hajj People

 

  • Founding member of the British Hajj & Umrah Council (BHUC) launched at the Hajj Exhibition 2011 –  delivered keynote speech

 

  • Launched nationwide Hajj & Umrah vaccination programme

 

  • Delivered 12 Vaccination clinics with over 1000 pilgrims inoculated against Meningitis

 

  • Promoted the British Museum Hajj Exhibition at our clinics

2010

  • Invited on the Hajj Show on  IQRA TV

 

  • Invited onto the Islam Channel to discuss Hajj impact on British pilgrims

  • CBH becomes official Foreign & Commonwealth Offices’ “Know Before You Go” campaign partner – The only Hajj & Umrah specific charity to partner up

 

  • Supported the Hajj Exhibition at the Global Peace & Unity Event at the  Excel Centre, London

2009

  • Supported by Bolton NHS PCT offered pilgrims Free Flu Jabs for Hajj

 

  • Ran clinics at the Bolton Council of Mosques and established Hajj Clinic

 

  • CBH takes on its’ first casework from pilgrims facing Hajj visa issues

  • Continued our programmes to educate pilgrims on Health & Safety at  Hajj & Umrah

 

  • Pilot Hajj Vaccination clinics in Bolton, Manchester & Yorkshire

 

  • In light of the Swine Flu Pandemic, it was mandatory for every pilgrim to be immunised against Meningitis and a Flu Jab.  We worked with partners to reduce overall costs of the two jabs and delivered clinics in the Northwest and Yorkshire

2008

  • Recognised as one of the leading UK charities working for British pilgrims in the UK in Parliament (Hansard)

 

  • Ran clinic at the Zakariya Jaame Mosque and offered pilgrims FREE flu jabs

  • Attended the Hajj Summit at the Department of Business to address issues within the Hajj & Umrah sector

 

  • Worked with the CAA and Department of Business (BERR) to raise awareness within the Muslim community on travel and consumer issues

 

  • Held Events in Northwest & Yorkshire to promote better understanding of Health & Safety at Hajj and Umrah

2007

  • Lancashire Fire & Safety supported our seminars and delivered Safety at Hajj advice

 

  • Ran or first clinic with NHS Bolton and inoculated pilgrims with Free Flu Jabs supported by the Bolton Council of Mosques

  • Endorsed and supported the Hajj & Umrah Roadshow Exhibitions 2007

 

  • Ran Health & Safety at Hajj seminars in various towns in the Northwest

2006

  • Attended the ‘Health at Hajj & Umra’ conference organised by the MCB, the Health Protection Agency and Queen Mary, University of London, held in London in November 2006 at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

 

  • First Consumer UK Health at Hajj Seminar held in Bolton


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