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Successful student fundraising

15 November 2010

Cardiff University Islamic Society students

Students from the Islamic Society at Cardiff University (ISoc) recently raised more than £12,000 during ‘Charity Week’, a week-long fundraising campaign. The highlight of the week was a charity auction at which over £10,000 was raised.

Throughout the week, students in Cardiff were involved in a number of other fundraising initiatives from hosting a fayre at the Students’ Union to selling food and cake at stalls.

In total, the ISoc raised £12,345 for orphans which will be channelled through Islamic Relief, a global and well recognised charity, to reach the most vulnerable children across the world.

Bara Ashi, President of Cardiff University Islamic Society said: "It was very encouraging to see so many students from all faiths and all walks-of-life participating in Charity Week. The money raised will go towards helping the poorest children who have been orphaned across the globe. A big thank you to everyone to helped volunteer and raise this fantastic amount of money.

"It is very encouraging to see young students helping those who are less fortunate than themselves. Even though it is really tough for students, everyone helped to make this year the most successful Charity Week held to date in Cardiff University."

Charity Week is a concept which was started in 2004 by a group of students in London and has now spread across the UK and to other countries, including Ireland and Australia. Students carry out a wide variety of fundraising activities and the proceeds are donated to various international and local charities.
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