Wishing all our supporters, partners, volunteers, donors and, of course, all the great causes we’ve helped out over the years: a Happy Eid.
Eid Mubarak. May the coming year be a good one.
The zip slide across the Manchester Ship Canal was a real adrenaline rush! Waiting patiently in line with other volunteers, many of whom were doing this for the first time, the butterflies set in. However, the team managing the slide, zipslidesuk.co.uk put us at ease as best they could. The brave Team Zanfha 007 started the slide from top of the air shaft at height of 30m of the Imperial War Museum and zipped 250m across the Manchester Ship Canal, landing safely at the Lowry in front of a huge cheering crowd.
The £2000.00 raised through sponsorship have gone to a very worthy cause, Mercyships.org.uk Mercy Vision Project in Guinea, West Africa. This money will help to provide medical help to children who have ‘treatable vision impairment’[cataracts].
This money will enable their volunteer medical experts to provide and treat comprehensive eye examination for approx; 133 patients directly benefiting 798 people [ each patient and their family]. This examination is an important first step in the Mercy Vision process, as it could help prevent blindness before it is too late.
The weather was perfect, cold but beautiful, blue sky and bright sunshine. Once we set off the view was amazing, it was an incredible experience for all of us and all for a worthy cause and Zanfha would like to THANK for your generous donation and continued support.
We can only do what we can because of donors and volunteers like you. THANK YOU.
On 8th December, Chairperson Rifat Saleem, on behalf of the Zanfha Charitable Trust, presented a cheque to APPSUK, to go towards the Early Detection of Deafness Project in Pakistan. The cheque presentation took place at The Sheridan Suite, Manchester, to a crowd of over 700 people.
Rifat Saleem talked about the importance of giving, no matter what the amount, and described how the virtue of charity is sometimes less about all that you give but what, despite your circumstances, you can afford. The cheque stated a total amount of £10,000 that the Trust had originally pledged to raise and donate to the charity–however, for the present, the amount being donated is £6,000, with the balance due in 2013. Due to unforeseen circumstances involving third-party fundraisers, the Trust was unable to hit its’ target by the end of 2012. However, the APPSUK Chair Dr.Iqbal gladly accepted our donation and our pledge to meet our target and fulfil our commitment in the coming year.
Photographs courtesy of Mr Tallat Gondal, Mr Guhlam Mustafa and Appsuk
Last month we received the acknowledgement letter from WaterAid for raising £2000 for their Big Dig Appeal, undertaken by our four brave members:
Nadeem, Khurram, Faizan and Anza.
This was all possible due to kind support and donations from all of you across the UK.
To read more about what WaterAid are going to be doing with the money raised, you can click here to view a PDF of the acknowledgement letter.
Our four brave young lads who had never done anything of this nature before, ventured out on full steam early on September 3rd from Morecombe Bay to finish the gruelling cycling challenge on September 6th at Briddlington, covering a tremendous 170miles all in aid of the Big Dig Appeal for Water Aid to supply clean water and sanitation in rural Malawi.
They managed to raise over £1,000 and this would not have been possible without the generosity of family, friends and work colleagues.
The money which was also raised at the previous fundraiser [ Chand raat ] has also been added to their target- making a total of £2,000, and with the UK Governments’ initiative of matching pound for pound this target has been doubled to £4,000!!!
SO THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who took part in any one way, your contributions will certainly help save and change the lives of the communities in rural Malawi.
Click here to see the Big Dig Appeal result: http://www.wateraid.org/uk/about_us/newsroom/10701.asp
The four brave young lads on their bike challenge-Conquer the Roses.
Here’s a glimpse of our stalls at the two Chand Raat events [Chand Raat literally means night before Eid, like christmas eve ] held at Longsight Market and Manzil Restaurant to raise funds for our Bike Challenge / Conquer the Roses, for Water Aid, in aid of their Big Dig Appeal to supply clean water and sanitation in rural Malawi.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who so kindly donated clothes for our stalls. It was because of your generosity that we raised £900!
A BIG THANK YOU to ALL the volunteers who took time out and helped with setting up and manning the stall on both nights.
The scene at our stall at both Longsight Market and MAnzil Restaurant was reminiscent of the chaos you see at the annual ‘Next’ sales!!! By the end of both nights we had literally sold out!