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Goodmayes family host 'fun day' to raise money in aid of Rohingya refugee crisis

PUBLISHED: 15:14 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:14 31 January 2018

Rohingyan children at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh. Photo: Ruksana Adam

Rohingyan children at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh. Photo: Ruksana Adam

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As Rohingyan refugees continue to languish in Bangladeshi camps, a family are raising funds for a medical centre.

Rohingyan children at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh. Photo: Ruksana AdamRohingyan children at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh. Photo: Ruksana Adam

Goodmayes resident Zakkiya Adam is hosting a women and children’s family and fun day to raise money for the relief efforts of humanitarian charity Human Aid.

The event takes place at Goodmayes Methodist Church, in Percy Road, on February 15.

Zakkiya said: “As Muslims it is a huge part of our faith to support the needy and the poor whatever background they are from.”

Guests can get involved in everything from pizza making to designing ceramic coasters in a “messy play” session run by play group Bee Creative.

Zakkiya’s mother, Ruksanna, had recently returned from a deployment to Bangladesh to distribute aid with Human Relief.

Describing the situation, she said: “It was like a load of small tents made up an entire city or state.”

“It was heartbreaking.”

Session one of the fundraiser begins at 10am and session two at 2pm. To book email zadam87@hotmail.co.uk or call 07828415665

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