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27th February, 2015

Lots of laughs and lives transformed on American Sharia tour

Naz, Nadine and #TeamOrange at American Sharia

Our exclusive American Sharia tour has already raised enough for several orphan homes and hundreds of orphan sponsorships – and we’re only half way through!

The positive feedback has been flooding in along with the donations – people are saying the film is amazing and hilarious!

This week, Yaz the Spaz and Nadine Abu-Jubara joined the tour for a few screenings, and Omar Regan continues to be there each night to make sure everything goes to plan with both the laughs and the fundraising.

There are a very small number of tickets still available – book for American Sharia while you still can!

19th February, 2015

Omar Regan brings the laughs to Penny Appeal

Omar Regan and Adeem Younis at Penny Appeal

We had yet another special guest at Penny Appeal Head Office this week – comedian, actor and director Omar Regan graced us with his presence!


Omar is in the UK for our EXCLUSIVE tour of his Muslim comedy film American Sharia, so he called in to see how we’re transforming the lives of orphans with the money being raised. Of course, he also raised a lot of smiles with his never-ending jokes and bubbly personality. 


“I just feel the love here among my Penny Appeal family. Everybody’s working together to make a difference and it really feels like a wonderful team of people,” Omar said.


“Go Penny Appeal!”


If you’re quick you can still get a ticket to see American Sharia – a few screenings have a handful of seats available. Book online now and be prepared to laugh!

12th February, 2015

Red carpet event at Hackney Empire kicks off American Sharia tour

Penny Appeal takes American Sharia on tour for Smile Relief

The UK premiere of Muslim comedy film American Sharia was a HUGE success, with enough money raised to build SIX orphan homes.


This means vulnerable orphans in Kashmir, Pakistan and The Gambia can get a safe, loving home with a dedicated foster mother, an education, clothing and healthcare. All this adds up to a brighter future.

Omar Regan, who wrote, directed and stars in the film, said: “It was so exciting to watch my film at its UK debut with the people of London.


“To be able to transform the lives of orphans around the world is just incredible and we’ve raised a lot of smiles whilst raising money.”


Check out the pictures in our American Sharia photo album.


A very small number of tickets for some of our American Sharia screenings are still available – BOOK NOW.


2nd February, 2015

#TeamOrange kick off 2015 fundraising challenges

#TeamOrange take on hiking challenges 

Our adventurous #TeamOrange volunteers have got their 2015 fundraising challenges off to an impressive start with two hiking activities - King Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh and Ingleton Falls in North Yorkshire.

The teams were raising money for Smile Relief - Penny Appeal’s charity extravaganza month to support orphans around the world.

“It feels fantastic to have got the year off to a wonderful start with two physical challenges, but this is just the beginning – there will be lots more going on in 2015,” said Khalil Benkhalil, Fundraising Officer.

You can join #TeamOrange right now and get involved in transforming lives. Sign up online or call us on 03000 11 11 11 to get stuck in with challenges, fundraising events and more!

30th January, 2015

Amir Khan visits Penny Appeal to discuss orphan village

Amir Khan at Penny Appeal

There was a very special visitor at Penny Appeal Head Office this week – two-time world champion boxer Amir Khan.

His charity, the Amir Khan Foundation, is joining forces with Penny Appeal to build a new orphan village in The Gambia.


Phase one will be home to 100 children, providing them with loving foster mothers, nutritious meals each and every day, clothing, healthcare and an education.


This all adds up to the chance to create a brighter future away from poverty.


Penny Appeal Chair of Trustees, Adeem Younis, gave Amir a tour and updated him on how our work is progressing.


“There was a lot of excitement about Amir’s visit and it was fantastic to be able to sit down and discuss our plans,” said Adeem.


“Amir is really dedicated to helping the poor and needy – he has already been out with our teams on Penny Appeal projects – and we’re all looking forward to working together to transform the lives of orphans in The Gambia.”

You can help right now by making a donation towards the Penny Appeal and Amir Khan Foundation orphan village fund. Call 03000 11 11 11 to give your support to desperate orphans.

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