Published: 03 Nov 2011

A local businessman is appealing to the public to help raise funds for his charity by taking part in a re-cycling initiative.

Last month, Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group and founder of The Emaan Foundation, a charity raising funds for the victims of last year’s floods in Pakistan, appealed to his staff and members of the public to donate items of unwanted clothing.

Due to the huge response, he has decided to extend the clothing appeal for another month.

“The response we had from staff and members of the public was fantastic. Fortunately, we were able to store the bags of clothing in a spare storage room at our Middlesbrough branch, which due to the volume of bags people donated, was ideal.”

Nas added; “We have decided to extend the clothing appeal for another month and once again we are appealing for any items of unwanted clothing for example, shoes, bags and soft toys which will be recycled to raise money and take fundraising a step closer to our overall target of £120,000 which will build an entire new village for the people of Pakistan.”

If anyone would like to donate unwanted items of clothing to the appeal, they can do so at any Jennings dealership across the region. Branches can be found at Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough; Yarm Road, Stockton; Riverside Road, Sunderland; Parsons Road, Washington; Eslington Park, Gateshead and Newcastle Road in South Shields.

Another fundraising initiative set up to further boost funds for the charity is

The Emaan Foundation’s teddy bear appeal.

The charity is seeking good homes for a number of unique, cute and cuddly teddy bears which are priced at £10 each and the perfect gift for Christmas.

Anyone who is interested in purchasing one of the teddy bears is being warned to be quick off the mark as only a limited number is available.

To date, The Emaan Foundation has raised in excess of £80,000. Funds already in place have allowed work to commence on site in the village of Rahim Yah Khan, south of Punjab. On completion, the village will consist of 60 homes and a deep tube well, in addition to livestock in order to make the village self sufficient.

For more information or to make a donation to The Emaan Foundation, visit the website at or to purchase a unique Emaan Foundation teddy bear, contact Bev Stephenson on 01642 209113.

The charity is also looking for volunteers to hold fundraising events on behalf of The Emaan Foundation. If you, or a friend or work colleague would be interested in organising a fundraising event, please contact Bev Stephenson on 01642 209113.

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