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Human Appeal and Anzal Begum Foundation host charity event for Tharparkar

It was an evening unlike any other. The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, England, is a giant complex with world class conference facilities. It’s doubtful the complex has witnessed anything like the charity event hosted by Human Appeal and the Anzal Begum Foundation in September this year.

The grand event was organised to support multiple impoverished villages in Tharparkar located in an arid semi-desert region of Pakistan. Tharparkar also known as Thar, is a district in Sindh province in Pakistan. The district is the largest in Sindh and has the lowest Human Development Index rating of all the districts in Sindh.

The exclusive by invitation only fundraising dinner took place with a total of 502 guests in attendance comprising some of the UK’s leading business figures and VIP’s including the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

The highlight of the evening was a stunning performance by the legendary folk singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. His grandfather was legendary Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan. He is the son of Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and the nephew of music legend – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan of Pakistan. He has given significant contributions to Bollywood music in the past few years and has won many awards. It is said a voice can sometimes just win our heart, and there are few that match the talent of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. He can leave a person lost for words when listening to his heart-touching blissful melody.

The spectacular evening helped generate donations of £1,245,650 that will support projects that were created as part of the special collaboration between Human Appeal and Anzal Begum Foundation to help Tharparkar district including:

  • 14 villages assisted so far with integrated intervention.
  • 40,000 provided with clean water daily.
  • 132 toilets built across 14 villages.
  • 1,100 families provided with livelihoods.
  • 220 milking goats distributed.
  • 330 farmers given livestock training.
  • 330 solar streetlights installed.
  • 115 orphans sponsored in Pakistan.

Human Appeal extends special thanks each and everyone involved in making this event a massive success and supporting its humanitarian goals of poverty relief and sustainable development.

Bob from Anzal Begum Foundation

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