Friday, 6 August 2010

Fundraising dinner at Chaudhry’s TKC

The charity Muslim Aid organised a fundraising dinner on in Southall in support of the flood victims of Pakistan.

The fundraising dinner was held on Thursday 5th August 2010 at 7pm at Chaudhry’s TKC restaurant on Southall Broadway.

Cricket players Azhar Mahmood, Saqlain Mushtaq, Abdur Razzaq and other members of the Pakistan Cricket team were expected to attend to show their support on the night but were unable to do so.

One reason was the surprise visit by Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari to the Pakistan cricket team. The other being that it was the eve of the 2nd Test match against England in Birmingham - a long way to travel on the eve of a match.

The host for the evening was barrister Rizwan Hussain of Islam Channel.

"For Muslims life is test.
The real test is on those who survived or were unaffected.
What do they do?"

£155 will feed a (large) family (including grandparents) for a month.

Over £26,000 was pleadge to be given or raised within 20 minutes, including
- £1,800 from the Central Jamia Mosque in Southall
- £2,500 from saracen solicitors
- £2,000 from a mosque in Tooting

In the auction, the motto was to think about bidding against yourself and think about what your bid could do for the flood victims and not about the item itself.

A Shahid Afridi's bat, to be signed, was auctioned for £400.
Amir Khan's signed boxing glove was auctioned for £651.

The Abubakr mosque, next door, has made and continues to make 100% effort in raising funds for the Pakistan flood victims but it will distribute the money collected using it's own people, as in previous cases.

As does Chaudhry's TKC.

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