British Somalilanders Celebrate Mo Farah’s Olympic Triumphs


Mo Farah the son of two nations seen here with president Silanyo and PM CameronPress Release

Like the rest of the nation, the West London Somaliland Community and the British Somalilanders at large are delighted to celebrate Mo Farah’s record breaking achievements and Team GB’s London 2012 Olympic Games performance.

Mo and Team GB have indeed “done us all proud”.

We join the Prime Minister and the President of the Republic of Somaliland in their congratulatory messages to Mo Farah.

“Mo was already a hero for Young British Somalilanders, but his Olympic feat will always be in their minds. As an Association that works with young people, our challenge now is to reinforce Mo’s message that with application, discipline and “hard graft”, anything is possible to achieve”, said Id Hassan Muse, Coordinator of West London Somaliland Community.

We extend the best wishes of all the Somaliland community to Mo Farah and his family. We hope that everything goes well with the imminent birth of his twin babies in the next few days and look forward to their welcome addition to the London Somaliland community.

Note to editors:

The British Somalilander community has lived in London and in other major cities of the country since the end of the 19th century. Somaliland (now the Republic of Somaliland) has a very long association with the United Kingdom.

The West London Somaliland Community is a community organisation that caters primarily (but not exclusively) for British Somalilanders, and, in particular, youngsters. We offer young people activities and services such as sports, tuition classes, advice and guidance and cultural activities with the aim of improving their quality of life and their transition to responsible adulthood.

The West London Somaliland Community is also a gateway for information on Somaliland in the UK. WLSC is based at 80 East Avenue, Hayes, UB3 2HR, UK.

For more information, contact West London Somaliland Community on: +44 (0) 208 848 1180 or +44 (0) 787 051 5334.