DSU’s Islamic Society have raised more than £7,000 for orphans across the world in just one week.
The Islamic Society (ISOC) raised a total of £7,212.62 as part of Charity Week, a national week of events that took place from 26 October until 1 November, and were ranked second of all groups in the whole Midlands in terms of money raised.
Nusaybah Khan, Head Sister of the Islamic Society, said: “It was a chaotic week but by the grace of God we did it!
“We would like to thank the SU for their support, the other societies that helped us out and most of all our volunteers and those who donated and contributed towards supporting the orphans in need around the world.
“The enthusiasm and determination of the committee members was on another level and ultimately what got us to our total – we can’t wait for next year!”
The society, which has over 160 members, raised the money through a charity dinner, masquerade ball and auction, stalls selling cakes and donuts - including a Bake Off judged by DMU COO Ben Browne - and a FIFA tournament plus bucket shaking throughout campus and the city centre.
The winning entry from ISOC's Bake Off event held during Charity Week.
ISOC also worked alongside the Pakistan Society and the Ahlulbayt Islamic Society as well as the FIFA Society to organise and advertise some events.
Tom Nicholls, Volunteer and Societies Manager, said: “It was brilliant to see ISOC raise so much money for Charity Week and get recognised nationally as one of the biggest fundraisers in the Midlands.
“The collaboration between faith societies was also brilliant to see.”
Charity Week is a non-profit organisation that works in association with Islamic Relief and volunteers across the country to raise money for orphans and needy children around the world by acting according to Islamic principles. You can find out more on their website here.