Edgbaston Cricket ground recently completed the refurbishment of a redundant bookmakers area, into a state of the art multi-faith and prayer room, including three WuduMate Classic ablution appliances, separated from the main prayer area by a raised platform.
The refurbishment works were done by Wycliff Services Ltd. who sent us these wonderful before and after pictures. I think you will agree that the transformation has been stunning.
It's lovely to see that the Muslim community is enjoying the new facilities, as per this post on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6952316026868924416/
We are very happy to see our products in more and more sports facilities up and down the country, and pleased to know that Muslims can enjoy watching and participating in sport, whilst still fulfilling their daily prayer and ablution requirements.
WuduMate recently had a stand at the Muslim Shopping Festival at the Excel Centre. We were selling our WuduMate Personals, with all proceeds going to the DEC Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal fund.
The WuduMate Personal is a foldable, pocket-sized 'lota' for personal washing (istinja), ideal for use when travelling away from home (e.g. school, university, work, umrah, hajj etc.).
After deducting the VAT we made proceeds of £600, and our Managing Director Nigel Bromilow has made the donation to the DEC this week.
WuduMate will be exhibiting at this year's London Muslim Shopping Festival, taking place at the Excel Centre on 25th-26th February. You will be able to ask us about our range of wudu sinks, perfect for your home, your workplace or your mosque
We will be selling our portable bidet or lota, the WuduMate Personal, and donating all proceeds from the sale of these to the Turkey Syria Earthquake Appeal.
We will also be giving away one of our popular WuduMate Compact ablution sinks to one lucky visitor.
You can enter this draw three ways, which you can access here - WuduMate Compact Giveaway
1: Submit your email address here (please note the winner will be informed by email so please accept to receive emails from WuduMate. You can unsubscribe from these once the giveaway is over)
2: Follow WuduMateUK on Facebook and/or Instagram (to enter using this method, you need to go to the online giveaway portal and tell us which address you have followed us with)
3: Post a selfie of yourself at the WuduMate stand at the London Muslim Shopping Festival and tag @WuduMateUK
We look forward to seeing you at the Muslim Shopping Festival - please stop by stand H36 and say hello
The 2023 WuduMate Brochure is now available to download. Click the image to download a pdf version of the latest brochure.
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WuduMate sponsored the Ihsan Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion at the Recent Islam Channel Business Awards held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in London in November.
Five companies were nominated for this prestigious award; Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Deloitte, DLA Piper, EY, and KPMG, and the winner was Blackburn Rovers Football Club
In his speech before presenting the award, our Managing Director Nigel Bromilow said how very important it is for companies in the UK today to take into account of the needs of staff, visitors and customers from other cultures.
Blackburn Rovers has introduced a number of new initiatives at their ground in recent years, including a multi-faith room, halal food and alcohol-free bars, as well as Diwali celebrations and Eid prayers on the pitch.
Yasir Sufi, Rovers' Integration and Development Manager, said:
“Because of the work Blackburn Rovers has done over the past 18 months, not only our local Muslim community, but also the Muslim community around the world, knows that every football club should be open for them, should be welcoming to them and should make the provisions where Muslims can observe their prayers, have access to halal food and have access to facilities that are inclusive.
I can’t thank enough all of the team at Blackburn Rovers, from our senior management all the way down to every member of staff, who prioritises this every day in what they do.”
Another lovely testimonial on Linked in. We are so glad to be able to help companies like Sky provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for their employees. They have installed three WuduMate Compact units with soap dispensers
We love to see religious inclusion and that's what I found at Sky today.
As you know Muslims pray whilst at work, so Sky built an ablution room!
Using WuduMate, they have a dedicated wet room where Muslims can comfortably make wudhu, without making a mess in the bathrooms.
I love it when an employer REALLY acknowledges and supports their employees!
If you are planning a project of this nature, please take a look at our publication:
Diversity Matters: A Guide to Best Practice Multi-Faith Room Design
BT opened a new London Head Office, known as One Braham in November 2021, housing around 3,500 employees.
We were delighted to see this photo and testimonial on LinkedIn from Nuzhah Miah, who had occasion to visit the building recently. She took the photo below and had this to say about her experience:
"The office has very impressive amenities, but I was pleasantly surprised with the prayer space in particular.
In my experience female prayer spaces have often felt like an afterthought. However at One Braham I was able to comfortably remove my hijab and perform ablution to prepare for prayer. This is something that I have to anticipate not being able to do before I leave the house, because sometimes Muslim prayer spaces don't accommodate for women who wear hijab.
It meant a lot to me to be able to comfortably pray as I was able to return to my desk reenergised and refocused which is one of the great benefits of the five daily prayers Muslims observe and therefore helped me feel so much more motivated.
This for me is a great example of inclusivity and I hope that these facilities become a standard in all offices, especially by companies that are looking to attract female Muslim talent."Nuzhah Miah
We are very pleased to see that our appliances are being used and appreciated by the Muslim community.
View the story here.
A student found our WuduMate in his University bathroom, and asked the internet what it was ...
We are pleased to share a video of the WuduMate Mobile demonstrating how the WuduMate Mobile can be used where its easier to take the wudu facility to the people rather then the people to the wudu facility