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KU ISoc raises money for orphans and needy children

By May Abou-Amer Dec 3, 2015
Credit: Kingston ISoc Facebook page

The charity week London team in association with Islamic Relief UK held a dinner on November 27 2015 at the Waterlily Venue, where it was announced that ISoc raised £21,547.80.

London communities, colleges, and universities raised £435k and the international total was approximately £755k. The funds will be split equally between six projects.

Mohsin Ahmed, an ISoc committee member, said: “Who could have thought University students with just ordinary grants and loans could raise this much? I’ve been inspired greatly with many other students.

“The main purpose of charity is to promote unity and togetherness so we can assist others who are less fortunate then ourselves. This is very important in Islam and showing this to others is very important.”

Events that took place included cake sales, an auction dinner (where more than 5k was raised), a football tournament, quiz nights, dessert nights and a Mount Snowdonia hike.

Charity week is organised by the ISoc annually and this year it ran from October 26 – November 1. ISoc arranged events specifically at Penrhyn Road and Kingston Hill campuses. Students from Knights Park, Roehampton Vale and Kingston College also participated.

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