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Cheadle Mosque raise over £600 for a children’s charity

28th Dec 2017
Cheadle Mosque raise over £600 for a children’s charity

Cheadle Mosque raised money for Children in Need selling the world’s biggest Pudsey made of Baarfi (Photo: Cheadle Mosque)

Nadine Osman

Cheadle Mosque and Community Centre raised £610 for Children in Need using a sweet creation of the charity mascot teddy Pudsey.

Technical boffins at the mosque in Wilmslow Road worked with Sanam Sweet House and Restaurant to serve the World’s Biggest Pudsey Baarfi (sweet South Asian confectionery) on November 17.

Community Action volunteer and one of the organisers of the event Afshan Choudry, told The Muslim News, “We are pretty sure this has never been created before and if you were at Friday prayers today, you would have had the opportunity to eat the only Baarfi Pudsy Bear in existence – if there was ever a claim to fame – that has to be one of the finest”.

The mosque’s administrator Arshad Sheikh added, “The biggest honour was to be supporting Children in Need – a charity whose super work makes life that bit better for those children who need our support. Isn’t it amazing that thousands upon thousands of people up and down the country can come together in manic fundraising to help others – others who they may never meet; but this is what a community is all about – and we are proud to be very much part of it”.

The confectionery sale marks the eighth year Cheadle Mosque raised funds for the BBC charity which raises money to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. In 2015 the mosque raised over £480 and £526 the following year.

Other fundraising sales by Cheadle Mosque included ‘Manchester’s Biggest Cake’ and a ‘Samosa Mountain’.

A spokesman for the mosque told The Muslim News, “We feel it is really important as a mosque to invest in our local community – indeed it is Allah’s command upon us that we support our neighbours and those that close to us. We have recently raised funds for Age UK, Beechwood Cancer Care, and MIND through our Mosque Open Days – we hope to continue to work closely with local communities.”

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