Blackburn madressa volunteers raise £5,000 for Pakistan flood relief

A group of volunteers organised a charity car wash to help raise funds to assist victims of the Pakistan floods. The Madrasah Zeenatul Quran, which is based on Revidge Road in Blackburn hosted the event. The group said it had been overwhelmed with the response from people who could donate any amount they wished.

As well as a car wash the madressa had stalls selling everything from samosas to sweets. A total of GBP5,000 was raised in just one day. Principal of Madrasah Zeenatul Quran, Maulana Faruk, said: "I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated, all the youngsters who arranged the car wash and our team who working tremendously hard.

"The money was sent to Pakistan and food packs are being distributed to those who in desperate need for support. "Our team leader Habibah un nisa Iqbal reported to us from the ground that the situation is a lot worse than expected. It took us three days to transfer trucks of aid to the affected areas."

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