Radio listeners support Aleppo victims

Radio listeners raised an incredible £12,520 for citizens of war-torn Aleppo inside eight hours.

Monday, 2nd January 2017, 10:00 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:40 pm
Dr Fhabina Quyyum with Ansar Ali at Radio Salaam following huge fundraising appeal for aid to Syria EMN-161219-183032009

The was made by appeal by Salaam Radio, a Muslim station based in Peterborough,.

Hosting the show were Ansar Ali and Dr Shabina Qayyum.

Ansar said: “We’ve had lots of approaches from people saying Salaam Radio should do something. People have seen the horrendous images on their TV screens - people going without food, without shelter.

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“That was the inspiration, and we were pleasantly surprised and very pleased to raise the amount we had. I thought if we raised £5,000 that would be brilliant.”

The charity receiving the money was Medical Relief International.