Today marks the start of Charity Week for the University of Birmingham’s Islamic Society. Starting on Monday 7th November and ending on Sunday, the society aims to raise money for Human Appeal International. The charity aims to bring safe water, sanitation and hygiene to disaster prone areas of Bangladesh, where only 40% of the population have access to clean water and sanitation. In village areas the figure is even lower, in areas of high population and high temperature these problems are exacerbated.
The first event will include a Grand Bazaar held in the Guild debating hall which includes food, art and jewellery, on Wednesday waffles and crepes will be sold in the Chaplaincy Cadbury Room, a quiz night on Thursday at 6 pm in Nuffield, as well as a charity dinner on Friday. The final event will be a trek of Snowden Mountain in Wales where hikers will climb to the summit in order to raise money for this worthy cause.
Bucket collections will be around campus all week, you can also find more information on the UoB Islamic Society Facebook page.
Listen here for an interview with members of the society about Charity Week.