7th February, 2017
Charity Chairman says ‘I do’ to pay for 100 weddings
Adeem Younis (left) with the happy couple
Penny Appeal’s Chairman, Adeem Younis, has said ‘I do’ to running the London Marathon to raise £100,000 to pay for 100 weddings.
Adeem will be running the London Marathon in April and is hoping to raise enough money through sponsorship to give 100 couples a £1000 each, which will pay for the full cost of their wedding and home furnishings for the new couple to start their married life.
“We all know the difficulties of finding a partner, but it’s hard to imagine how challenging this is for people around the world who struggle in poverty stricken countries,” said Adeem. These people do not have the means to get married as many of these young people were orphaned as children.”
The first of these marriages took place in early January and Adeem headed to Pakistan as a guest of honour at the wedding of Mohammed Safeer and Basri Bi.
Penny Appeal has supported Basri under our Orphan programme and Mohammed lost his father too, leaving the couple with no means of getting married.
If you too want to say, ‘I do’ to the future happiness of a 100 couples across the world then make a donation at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/100marriagechallenge
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