Fundraising target for Pakistan flood victims tops £50K mark

Posted on 04 Jan 2011

Pakistan-born Nas Khan, has topped the £50K mark in his fundraising drive to raise money for flood-stricken victims in his home country.

For the past three months, Nas, who is managing director of Jennings Motor Group, which operates five Ford, two Mazda and a SEAT dealership across the North-East, has been devoting his spare time to raising funds in order to reach his £120,000 target.

The funds, which are being raised through a charity called the Emaan Foundation set up by Nas in 2006, will contribute towards building a village for the people of Rahim Yar Kahan, south of Punjab.

“We’ve achieved our first objective which was to purchase a batch of essential lifesaving aid in the form of LifeStraws and now we are focussing on our next and biggest goal, to build a whole new village which will consist of 60 homes, livestock and a deep tube well to provide clean water,” said Nas Khan.

Members of the public are being reminded about the latest fundraising drive which involves one lucky winner driving away in a brand new motor – a Ford Ka 1.2 Studio, three door model, worth more than £9000.

Tickets for the grand Ford Ka Raffle are £50 each and only 300 have been printed, so people are being warned to be quick off the mark if they want to

be in with a chance of winning the new motor.

Nas added; “If anyone is interested in purchasing a ticket for the Ka Raffle, they need to get in touch soon, before the official draw, which is scheduled to take place in January 2011.”

To buy a ticket please contact Bev Stephenson on 01642 209113.

Alternatively, tickets are also available by contacting any Jennings dealership at Middlesbrough, Stockton, Sunderland, Gateshead and South Shields.

For more information about the Emaan Foundation, log onto the website at www.emaanfoundation.org

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