Charity golf day boosts fundraising past £100K

A local businessman’s charity, set up to save children’s lives and rebuild a village in Pakistan, has topped the £100K mark thanks to a recent golfing event.

Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group and founder of The Emaan Foundation, a registered charity set up to raise money for flood stricken victims in Pakistan, is appealing to the community and local businesses to help raise the remaining £20K through fundraising events.

“I am absolutely overwhelmed with the generous support we have received since the appeal was launched in September 2010.

Our recent charity golf day took place at Close House Hotel in Newcastle and raised more than £3K which has boosted the fundraising total past the £100K mark and is absolutely fantastic news for the charity.”

In the final phase of fundraising with £20K still to raise before we reach our ultimate goal, I would urge anyone who is interested in supporting the charity through organising a fundraising event, to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Past fundraising events have included charity dinners, golf days, auctions, raffles, sponsored events and a number of recycling initiatives.

The Emaan Foundation’s Appeal to raise £120K will build a new village consisting of 60 homes in the village of Rahim Yah Kahan, south of Punjab in Pakistan.  The village will include a deep tube well to provide clean water, in addition to livestock in order to make the village self sufficient.