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Muslim primary school raises £1,000 for kidney charity

27th Jun 2014
Children from the Olive Primary School present Blackburn Mayor Salim Mulla with a cheque for £1000 on June 3
Children from the Olive Primary School present Blackburn Mayor Salim Mulla with a cheque for £1000 on June 3

 

Elham Asaad Buaras

Children from the Olive Primary School, Blackburn, have raised a remarkable £1,000 for the Mayor’s Charity. The funds will be used to support the Blackburn & Darwen Kidney Care Appeal and will contribute to the Mayor’s campaign to provide two dialysis machines to hospitals in East Lancashire.

In a statement to The Muslim News, Head Teacher, Julie Bradley, said: “Once again, our children have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and community service, and campaigning hard for local causes. Undoubtedly, this will contribute to improving the quality of life for the many local people who suffer from kidney problems. It is incredibly humbling to see children as young as four and five, raise a phenomenal amount for charity within a few days. This is the Big Society in action.”

Blackburn Mayor, Councillor Salim Mulla, said he was “extremely grateful” to Tauheedul Charity and to the Olive Primary School.

He added, “The children’s efforts are inspiring and deserve recognition. I have had the honour of serving as mayor for over a year and been able to raise thousands of pounds for the Kidney Appeal. This final donation to my campaign, from the Tauheedul Charity, will make a real difference to the lives of many in East Lancashire. I cannot thank you enough.”

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