I am delighted to endorse the Watford Muslim Youth Centre.
I am so impressed by the group that are taking this project forward, I believe they can and will deliver. Their commitment to young Muslims in particular is of paramount importance as our youngsters need plenty of support to stay on the right path and fulfil their potential in a rapidly changing world.
It will also be a centre for the Muslim community to gather and celebrate but they also wish to share their building with everyone. This is a group that wants to work with partners and other groups to ensure this centre thrives! It is a massive project but wow! what a monument and credit to our Muslim residents it will be. This will be something that anyone would be proud to be associated with – as I certainly am.
Baroness Dorothy Thornhill MBE
Previously Elected Mayor of Watford
It is always great to see members of our community working so hard to help others, and that is exactly what those behind Watford Muslim Youth Centre are doing. I believe that WMYC’s passion and determination could bring a great deal of benefit to a number of local people. Those behind the project include local teachers, doctors and community leaders, who are drawing on all of their experiences to provide the best possible services for local people, and this I believe will be the key to the success of this project as well as setting it apart from others.
Lord Richard Harrington
Previously MP for Watford
The Late Lord Tristan Garel-Jones, a patron of WMYC, pledged his support:
When I look back on my time as the Member of Parliament for Watford
one of the most satisfying and enriching things was my relationship with the Muslim Community.
It began by chance in the mid seventies. In those days the office of the Watford Conservative Association was in Harwoods Road. And right opposite the office was the Chater school where the newly arrived Muslim community used to meet. I began chatting to them. This led me to help with the construction of the first Watford Mosque in central Watford, advice on the education of their children, jobs etc.,
Today when I meet and talk to the grandchildren of those first arrivals I am struck by the fact that the Watford Muslim community today represents everything that a 100 percent British Muslim Community should be.
Baroness Warsi is a Proud Patron of Watford Muslim Youth Centre
Watford Muslim Youth Centre Group is a dynamic, progressive and grass rooted programme, which has the potential to provide a legacy in the form of quality facilities and services.
I hope that it will become a symbol for best practice for youth engagement and support.
I look forward to seeing how the project develops over the years.
Shahid Afridi is proud to support Watford Muslim Youth Centre
“The Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, is excited to be at the opening of the Watford Muslims youth Centre”