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Babar in bid to raise funds for mountain effort

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 11, 2014

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A LAW graduate is getting ready to climb Mount Snowdon in a bid to raise money for youngsters struggling to survive in war torn Syria.

Babar Khan, from Outwoods, will be taking on the challenge with his brother-in-law Naeem Feroz to try and collect cash to pay for food, shelter and supplies in the country that is currently embroiled in a civil war.

He will be undertaking the mammoth effort at the end of the month and is now looking for people to back his fund-raising bid.

Mr Khan said: “I will be climbing Mount Snowdon to raise money for the children of Syria.

“I have always donated to charitable causes here in the UK and around the world, but I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge this time while I raised funds.

“I have had a fantastic start to my fund-raising and have been supported by local businesses, supportive family and friends who have all helped me raise hundreds of pounds in just a few days.

“I would like to appeal to local businesses and the community to continue to help in any way they can and support a cause which will help Syrian children with food and shelter supplies. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

“Syria is a war torn country and the civilians desperately need aid.

“My climb will see money raised for women and children who need food and shelter, the money raised will also go towards providing milk powder for babies in Syria.

“I think it’s great that we here can make a difference around the world by offering support and I think that’s what makes us a great nation. I will be joined by fund-raisers from all over the UK including my brother-in-law, it is the first time I am doing a climb like this but I’m glad that it’s all for a good cause.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor Mr Khan is urged to head online and visit www.justgiving.com/babarcharity or call or text him on 07783 417303.

He will undertake his challenge on Sunday, May 25.

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