Local Projects & Fundraising

E-Books donated to Chief Nursing Officer Sue Hartley by MIAT for volunteers to read to long-term patients at the Manor Hospital

MIAT / Oak Tree Trust feeds the homeless at St Paul's Church with Mayor Garry Parry - Walsall

Highest Amount Raised by Any Mayor

Midland International Aid Trust (UK) helps Mayor break the record - the highest amount raised by any Mayor


In 2013 Prof Gatrad was approached by the Mayor elect Councillor Nazir to help raise money for the Mayor’s Fund in Walsall. It took only 10 months, to not only break the record which stood at £42000 over the previous 300 years, but under the leadership of Prof Gatrad a sum of 108,000 was raised for hospices locally in Walsall, this was the final instalment. The Mayor was so grateful that he made a special visit to Gujarat to witness for himself, the excellent work carried out by the Walsall charity MIAT.

Mr Aslam is Santa & Professor Gatrad Elf
Raising funds for local hospices with Mr Aslam as Santa and Professor Gatrad as Elf

Various sections of the local community help with fund raising especially the school children.