9th February, 2016
Bradford College students build well in memory of Suresh
Students from Bradford College are honouring the memory of a fellow student by building a well in his name.
Suresh Ram, who was studying ophthalmic dispensing, died unexpectedly last summer at the age of just 21.
His college friends were determined to do something positive in his name and after raising £300 have paid for a well to be built in Nepal.
Classmate Zain Ali said: “Hopefully, by doing this in his memory we not only help the people in Nepal but also show his family he was an important person to his follow students and the college. As a friend he meant a lot to us all.”
Building a Thirst Relief well is a wonderful sadaqah jariyah for a loved one and costs from just £300 one-off payment or £25 a month. Call 03000 11 11 11 to donate.
2nd February, 2016
Nuneaton #TeamOrange volunteers support refugees with tasty food fest
The event was a huge success, raising £2,500 to support refugee families who are fleeing conflict.
Yaseen said: “On the day we had 25 amazing #TeamOrange volunteers and were overwhelmed by the support from the community. We enjoyed all sorts of tasty treats, from freshly barbecued meat and a selection of curries and spicy savouries, to traditional Kenyan dishes and a whole host of cakes and desserts!”
At the end of February Yaseen will be taking on Coventry’s Half Marathon alongside more than 70 #TeamOrange #TeamMesmerEyez runners.
22nd January, 2016
Penny Appeal shortlisted for a British Muslim Award
Penny Appeal has been shortlisted in the Charity of the Year category at the British Muslim Awards.
This award recognises a charity that makes a positive difference to lives in the UK and abroad, and we’re humbled and privileged to be a finalist. Of course, we couldn’t do our life-saving work without all our dedicated staff, passionate volunteers and generous donors, so a big THANK YOU for being part of the Penny Appeal family.
The awards ceremony takes place on 28th January, which Penny Appeal will attend alongside the many talented and hard-working nominees from all the categories. You can find out about all the finalists on the organiser’s blog: British Muslims are waving the flag of success.
8th January, 2016
Join BBC’s The Apprentice stars to run Coventry’s Half Marathon!
Two of The Apprentice candidates could be putting YOU through your paces if you sign up for our next challenge, but you’ll have to be quick!
Mergim Butaja and David Stevenson, who made an impression on the BBC show in front of Lord Sugar and millions of viewers, are running Coventry’s Half Marathon to support refugees.
Mergim, whose family fled from war-torn Kosovo to the UK when he was just seven years old, said: “I came to the UK in the back of a lorry. That difficult journey made me who I am today, giving me the strength and determination I carry now.
“I’m so thankful that I was able to make it to the UK and be able to call this my home, and it’s important to give back to help others.
“Through the Run For Their Lives challenge we’ll be able to provide some of the necessities that refugees need on their journeys, such as food, warm clothes and medical support.”
For more details and to sign up, visit: www.pennyappeal.org/appeal/run-for-their-lives.
Donate straight to Mergim’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/Mergim-Butaja/ or by texting ‘MRGM99 £AMOUNT’ to 70070.
14th December, 2015
Amir Khan and Penny Appeal help Carlisle fight back
World champion boxer Amir Khan and dozens of #TeamOrange volunteers headed to Carlisle at the weekend to support those affected by the devastating floods.
Penny Appeal and Amir Khan Foundation worked in partnership to organise a day of solidarity at Greystone Community Centre, where we provided hot meals and entertained the kids.
Amir also went out to nearby homes to help with the clean-up operation and used his muscles to shift ruined furniture.
Amir Khan said: “It was heartbreaking to see just how the floods have destroyed people’s homes, including kitchens, living areas and even things like children's toys.”
If you want to become one of our dedicated volunteers then join #TeamOrange now.
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