As avid fans of developments in Westwood’s Media City we were sorry to hear of the problems at JTV that caused a fund-raising event to be pulled at the last minute. Oldham Central Mosque were to have had a live fund-raiser on ATN this Wednesday, hosted by local content provider JTV. Unfortunately a previous fund-raising event a couple of days earlier from the JTV studio is reported to have experienced significant problems with their phone-in and it looked like the system would be unable to cope, preventing the OMC from going on.
However, amid the inevitable anger, frustration and recriminations the community went into action – and in the British tradition of “Keep Calm and Carry On” – they quickly came up with a new plan and are currently distributing leaflets for a new fund-raising event, to be held live on Channel i (Sky 844) on 20th Ramadan – August 8th from 5pm to 4am. We helped out putting together a 30 sec TV spot to announce the event which is now be airing on Channel-i and until the day of the appeal. During the program they will be showing a longer video with words from prominent members of the community and showing more views of the building work in progress.
Oh, and watch out for a star performance by the young man at the beginning of the TV ad.