Sweet charity effort from local Moslems

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Sheffield Moslems raised over £1,000 for Syria this Ramadan, making it the third most generous city in the region.

They were supporting Cakes4Syria, which raises money from selling £10 cakes to share during the holy month, and is supported by international charity Islamic Relief.

Over 3,000 cakes have been sold across Yorkshire this year, raising £16,500.

Sheffield contributed an impressive £1,120. The North East of England region, which includes South Yorkshire, was the busiest region, selling 3,757 cakes - 500 more than London.

Ghazala Aslam, from Sheffield, delivered chocolate fudge cakes while undertaking her Ramadan fast. “All the volunteers have a passion to help people in Syria. We’re all so grateful to have our families safe and enough clothes and food,” she said. The campaign is the brainchild of 23-year-old Bradford student Sibbat e Noor. “Everyone likes cakes, so we thought we could just drop them off at people’s doorsteps and raise a bit of money,” he said. “Last year, we started off with just one mobile seller, this year there’s 130 volunteers driving all over the country.”