An UCLan student PR campaign has raised over £500 to support The Abaseen Foundation, a Lancashire based charity which supports health, education and research projects in North West Pakistan.
The ‘Have you seen Abaseen?’ campaign included a charity curry night on 9th April at Preston’s East Z East restaurant which 58 people attended and raised over £425 for the charity. Manager of Preston’s East Z East AJ said, “It was a great experience to host such a successful evening for a worthy cause.”
Money raised from the evening could provide vital nutritional support for nearly seventy children in North West Pakistan. A representative of the charity, Dr. Nicola Lowe says: “The money raised will go a long way to support our health and education programmes that aim to improve the lives of the most poor and marginalised communities in North West Pakistan.”
The Abaseen Foundation has been supporting health, education and research projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province for over 10 years, and provided humanitarian relief after the earthquake in 2005 and floods in 2010.
Support from local businesses Barrica Wines, Finch Bakery, Huntley’s Farm Shop, Simon Dunn Chocolatier and Visage helped raise £120 for the event through donations of raffle prizes.
The charity curry night was part of a larger campaign created and organised by five UCLan students as part of their degree and has so far raised over £500 for The Abaseen Foundation. The campaign will continue to contribute to the charity’s work over the coming months.
‘Have you seen Abaseen?’ Look out for the charity collection boxes going into Preston shops and tweet @AbaseenUK to let them know.