Ramadan fundraising – children raise over £20,000

24 August 2016
UKIM cheque presentation

A group of 5,000 children have raised over £20,000.00 for Children with Cancer UK throughout the month of Ramadan.

The UK Islamic Mission (UKIM) is a network of mosques and Islamic schools across the country, providing education to over 5,000 Muslim children. One of UKIM’s main activities is raising funds for relief and welfare projects, supported by the charitable arm of the organisation called iCare.

This year, for the first time, they chose to support a UK charity and we are thrilled to have been selected.

Throughout the month of Ramadan children were encouraged to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK by gathering donations in their collection boxes.

UKIM cheque presentationMany schools and mosques got involved and over £20,000.00 was raised - a staggering amount, which will support our fight against childhood cancer.

Irman Tariq who is heading up the iCare programmes said:
"I am incredibly proud that our children and members worked so hard to raise such a fantastic amount for such a worthy cause. The work Children with Cancer UK do in the fight against childhood cancer is incredible. The care provided to children and the respite given to families is something that you cannot put a price on and we are honoured to support this work.”

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone at UKIM for choosing to support our life-saving work.

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