In 2006 Nas Khan established a registered Teesside based charity, The Emaan Foundation. This was as a result of the earthquake that shook Kashmir in Northern Pakistan. An event was held at a local venue in Middlesbrough & with the help of local businesses, family & friends we managed to raise £30,000. This was donated to various projects taking place in the areas worst affected by the earthquake.
When the disaster took place in Pakistan, Mr Khan like many people was very much affected by what he saw & heard in the media & the plight of the families, especially the children. This was the main force behind setting up this charity, in order to help in any way that he could.
However, one of Mr Khan’s personal goals is to open an orphanage in Pakistan. He feels that he wants to do that when he retires.
Mr Khan is the Managing Director of a North East based business (Jennings Group, which Retail Motor Vehicles) employing over 500 people, who is committed to helping children & their family caught up in such disasters through no fault of their own.
Jennings Group has always been involved in local community charity work & has made many donations over the years to local charities & schools, including:
- Paul Connaughton – donated money towards Paul taking part in the Glasgow Half Marathon to raise funds to send his 10-year-old son, James, to Percy Hedley School in Newcastle. His ultimate goal is to provide a miniature version of Percy Hedley School in the Borough of Stockton.
- Eston Park School – donation towards taking Year 11 pupils on a trip to Sri Lanka to spend time with deprived children in Columbo. Whilst in Columbo the children taught English, played fun but educational games and decorated the school.
- Southwick Primary School in Sunderland – donated a mountain bike for the school Christmas raffle. Fundraising contributed towards investing in new bike stands to encourage more children to take the healthy option and cycle to school.
Mr Khan joined the Jennings Group back in 1983 as a Sales Executive & quickly progressed through the ranks. Between1983 – 1992 he was promoted from Sales Executive to Business Manager to Assistant Sales Manager to Group Sales Manager. Then following a management buyout in1992 he took the position of Sales/Marketing Director. In 2005 there was a further management buyout led by Mr Khan who then became Managing Director, Mr Armstrong who is Financial Director & Company Secretary & Nicky Dalkin who is Operations Director. The Jennings Group has an annual turnover in excess of £150 million pounds.
When fundraising for disasters, the Emaan Foundation endeavors to partner with an established charity that has representatives on the ground in the affected areas. Any aid would then be distributed by that charity directly to those affected. Therefore, you can be sure that any donation you make will get to those that desperately need it.