East Lancashire project raises £80,000 for victims of the Syria conflict (From Burnley and Pendle Citizen)
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East Lancashire project raises £80,000 for victims of the Syria conflict
5:06pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A CHARITABLE initiative that delivered hundreds of cakes to doorsteps across East Lancashire and the North West raised £80,000 for Islamic Relief’s work helping victims of the Syrian conflict.
The scheme, which ran throughout the muslim holy month of Ramadan, was devised by Sibbat e Noor, a 21-year-old law graduate and Islamic Relief volunteer from Bradford.
Cakes were delivered across Blackburn, Burnley, Nelson, Great Harwood, Brierfield, and beyond. Sibbat said: “I can’t believe it’s been such a success, I had no idea people in all these northern cities would like it so much.
“All from me saying ‘save a life with a piece of cake.”
Sibbat’s idea caught on rapidly via social media under the hashtag #Cakes4Syria.
Noordad Aziz volunteered to deliver cakes in East Lancashire.
He said: “I got involved because it’s a fun challenge. It’s very easy.
“People are giving to charity, but you’re actually giving them something quite nice for a change.”
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