Charity fundraising by young Muslims

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YOUNG members of a Sheffield Muslim community have held a second charity collection in weeks - raising funds for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Ten volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association visited Tesco, Infirmary Road, armed with collection buckets, to ask shoppers for change.

It followed a previous collection at Wickes DIY store in the city centre.

Khurram Bajwa, spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Sheffield, which has a mosque on Sussex Street, city centre, said: “We would like to thank Tesco staff for their cooperation and also a very warm thank you to all those who donated.”

Money raised from the two Sheffield collections is helping the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK towards a target of raising £225,000.00 for various charities during 2011. So far, more than £100,000 has been raised.