Swafia Funeral Committee

JOIN BY JUNE 30, 2019 to take advantage of discounted membership for those joining at the start.

Swafia Funeral Committee is being set up so that we, as a community, can help each other at one of the most difficult times we face, when a loved one passes away.

When a loved one passes away it can be a very difficult time for their family.  There is the obvious emotional shock of losing a loved one, made worse if it is sudden.  There may be the stress of getting a body released, arranging a funeral, and may be travel overseas, all in a very short time.  More practically even at this time there is the added worry about money as funerals can cost thousands of pounds.  

Whilst somebody’s passing away from this world will always be a difficult time, one way in which we can ease the burden for our family is by preparing for that time financially.  

Swafia Funeral Committee is being established so that we as a community, in Wakefield can help each other at such a time.  Those who join as members will contribute to a fund by paying an “Initial Joining Fee” then every year through an “Annual Membership Fee”.  The fund will then be used to provide financial assistance with the basic funeral costs to the family of a member, when he or she passes away.  

Everybody joining should have the intention of helping such a family in distress.  The intention is that when our time comes, as it must, the community will help our family in their time of need.

Though in some ways Swafia Funeral Committee is similar to other “Death Committees” you may have heard about there are some differences so please carefully read the Terms and Conditions for the full details.  Often other “Death Committees” limit their membership based around extended families or for people from a certain area.  Swafia Funeral Committee is open to all and anyone can become a member. 

You can collect a Membership form and the Terms and Conditions from Swafia Mosque.  

If you join by 30 June, 2019 you will pay only the initial joining fee of £150 at the start. Anybody joining after this date will have to pay the Initial Joining Fee of £150 AND the Annual Membership Fee of £50. 

So please return your completed form and payment details as soon as possible.  We would recommend you complete a Standing Order Mandate to enable easy payment of Annual Membership in the future.

Please note though Swafia Funeral Committee is being set up under the masjid’s banner and will be managed by the volunteers that help to look after the masjid, there is no direct financial benefit to the masjid. Funds for Swafia Funeral Committee will be held in a separate account and  will only be made up by contributions from it’s members.