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Oldham local turned professional boxer, Aqib Fiaz raises over £50,000 for orphans to honour his mother

Professional boxer Aqib Fiaz, has raised over £50,000 for UK humanitarian charity Human Appeal in memory of his late mother. He started fundraising in April and exceeded his goal of £50,000 by raising £53,491 in online donations. The campaign was a group effort with Aqib's team all creating fundraising pages and carrying out their joint campaign with family, friends and contacts under the name Team Fiaz. The Oldham local chose to raise the money for Human Appeal’s orphan fund.

Despite being only 22, Fiaz, has had a remarkable career as an amateur and professional boxer. He has won nine area amateur titles and in 2017 won the Nation Youth Title in amateur boxing. He went professional in 2019, and in 2020 fought at Manchester Arena. He has a remarkable 100% win rate.

Fiaz’s next fight will take place at Utilita Arena Sheffield on August 6th 2022. Fiaz has become an ambassador for Human Appeal and used his professional boxer status to raise funds in the lead up to this fight. He has raised over £50,000 for the Orphan and Children Fund, with thanks to his large and growing following and supporter base.

The Human Appeal Orphan and Children Fund provides monthly sponsorship to over 19,996 orphans in various parts of the world. This sponsorship covers basic needs, from food and shelter to clothing and education. The majority of children and orphans sponsored by this fund have been left disadvantaged by conflict, extreme poverty and natural disasters. The fund works to enable orphaned and heavily disadvantaged children maintain access to the fundamental necessities of life and have equal opportunities to their peers.

Aqib Fiaz said, ‘I’ve always been taught success is not based on what you do for yourself, however it is based on what you do for others. I would like to thank everyone who supported me raise over £50k for orphans as without them this would not be achieved. All we can do is try our best and leave the rest in God's hands.’

Aqib Fiaz

Aqib Fiaz

About Human Appeal

Human Appeal (registered charity 1154288) is a fully independent British development and relief NGO based in Manchester, UK. It was established in 1991 and runs targeted poverty relief programmes in collaboration with recognised global organisations like the United Nations. Its purpose is to save lives through emergency response and sustainable development programmes, across over 25 countries worldwide.

www.humanappeal.org.uk

For more information please contact The Media Foundry humanappeal@themediafoundry.com | 020 3011 1023

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