Crescent Community Radio telethon raises £32,000 for families in need
Date published: 31 May 2019
Crescent Community Radio's annual telethon raised a staggering £32,000 for charity. Pictured: Presenter Abid Javed
Crescent Community Radio has raised a staggering £32,000 for charity with their annual live 24-hour telethon between Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May.
The money raised will provide food packages for over 100,000 people in need in Gaza, Gambia, Rohingya, Syria and Yemen.
This year’s successful telethon by the Rochdale-based radio station is the fourth in as many years, breaking the previous record last year by nearly £10,000.
The charity that was selected this year to run the appeal was Sheffield-based Families Relief, supported by Crescent Community Radio’s own presenter Abid Javed, who was in the hot seat for most of the 24 hours between 3am Friday and 3am Saturday.
Abid Javed said after the appeal: “Thank you everyone for being there for me, thank you everyone for giving me strength by just being there. Alhamdulillah (All Praise is for God).
“Once again a record donation: a target of 100,000 meals was achieved. Thank you all for playing your part especially Guddo Rani, Humera, Saliah, Rukshanda, Baby Ji, Shabana, Anwar Shad, Ghulam Rasool, Afzal, Abdur Rehman and Faheem. Thank you to all my Crescent Radio brothers and sisters. Allah always keep you happy.”
After taking a well-deserved rest, Abid added: “Just woke up. Physically and mentally feeling absolutely drained, but spiritually feeling on top the world. Thank you for all your duas (supplications) and kind words. What a super team of presenters. What a super management, super radio station.
“May Allah guide us all. May Allah make this Crescent family and Crescent Radio go from strength to strength. Ameen.”
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