Blackburn Central High School (BCHS) held some fund raising events to support the Al-Imdaad Foundation Charity, based at Audley Range in Blackburn. The charity provides international aid relief to stricken countries, currently the organisation operates in over 70 countries.
The school raised money for the Food for Though project which helps and supports the homeless and low income families every Sunday with hot meals for just £1 per meal.
To raise money, staff brought in photos of when they were babies or small children, these pictures were put onto a quiz sheet and sold for 20p, the students had to match the baby to the now grown – up member of staff. Staff then attended a quiz night at Kebabish which was attended by most of the staff and the grand total raised was £347.87 to this very worthwhile cause.
Mrs Diane Atkinson, Head Teacher at BCHS with Crosshill said of the charity drive “It is so important to us that our school community has an ethos of charity, compassion and understanding. We nurture these values in all of our students. We are delighted to support such a worthy cause, especially one so close to us. It is important that we are aware of those in our community who need an extra bit of help, and those organisations who support those in need. We are proud of the strong sense of charity and giving that encompasses everyone in our school, whether that is from staff, students or parents.”
The school would like to thank Morrisons for providing raffle prizes for the event and to Kebabish for allowing us to host our fundraising event there, and for their generosity.
The Cheque was presented to Mr Sufyaan Vallimulla and Mr Abdussamad Mulla from Al-Imdaad Foundation by Bushra and Rashid – the youngest and oldest students in BCHS, with Headteacher, Mrs Atkinson and pastoral Manager, Ms Rathore.
Country Director of Al-Imdaad Foundation, Mr Abdussamad Mulla stated “I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to the teachers and the students for their sterling efforts, this will enable Food for Thought to deliver 348 hot meals to those most in need here in Lancashire.”
To support the Food for Thought project kindly visit www.alimdaad.co.uk
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