Amir Khan visits Penny Appeal HQ
Back to business for Amir Khan after blistering return to the ring
World champion boxer and Olympic medallist Amir Khan visited the Penny Appeal offices on Monday 30 April to finalise plans for three very special fundraising events this May.
Amir made a blistering return to the ring on Saturday 21 April when he knocked out Phil Lo Greco inside 39 seconds at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in one of the fastest comebacks ever.
While in Wakefield, Amir met the Penny Appeal staff and was given a tour of the building by chairman Adeem Younis, who ran the London Marathon the day after Amir won his fight.
Adeem presented the former unified light-welterweight world boxing champion with a cake to celebrate his recent triumph after two years away from the ring.
“It was the perfect moment to congratulate Amir on his incredible victory last week,” said Adeem. “It took guts and courage to make such a powerful comeback.”
Amir’s charity, the Amir Khan Foundation, was in town to work with Penny Appeal to organise three charity events in aid of young orphaned children in Pakistan.
Amir is inviting everyone to An Evening With Amir Khan: Back to Business a very special three-course dinner with the Olympic silver medallist, alongside music, comedy and an intimate Q&A session with the legendary boxer himself.
An Evening With Amir Khan will visit three cities: London on 11 May, Birmingham on 12 May and Bradford on 13 May. Each will be hosted by actor and comedian Abdullah Afzal and feature traditional Nasheed music from Abdullah Haqani.
As the figurehead of the Amir Khan Foundation, Amir is involved in a range of humanitarian campaigns. His charity builds water wells in communities affected by drought, helps feed and house orphans and refugees, and feeds the poor and the homeless in the UK.
An Evening With Amir Khan will raise money for young orphaned children living in an orphanage complex in Pakistan funded by the Amir Khan Foundation.
If you’d like the chance to meet, share a meal and talk to one of the most famous Muslim sportsmen of all time, visit the Penny Appeal website and find out how you can spend An Evening With Amir Khan.
FRIDAY 4 MAY 2018