(MENAFN) A fundraising initiative started by a 10-year-old British Muslim boy in London during Ramadan three years ago is back with a new approach to raising funds. This year, the campaign will support local mental health and bereavement charity, Supporting Humanity, and partner with Help Yateem, a UK-based non-profit organization that supports orphans, to raise money for children affected by earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.
Zaavier Khan, from Chingford in east London, began the campaign during Ramadan with the goal of collecting £5,000 ($6,503) for UK food parcels. Last year, he toured restaurants and homes and cooked with a 15-member squad to raise funds. This year, fundraising will be done through a Just Giving page, and a one-day food sale is being organized, with kids and adults seeking sponsors.
Sumaiya Khoda, trustee at Supporting Humanity, expressed concern about the lasting impact of the earthquakes on the minds and lives of the vulnerable children affected. The initiative, which started with a young boy's passion to make a difference, continues to inspire and encourage people to support important causes during Ramadan and beyond.
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