One-day St Albans appeal raises £6,000 for Gaza victims

PUBLISHED: 07:52 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 May 2010

GENEROUS St Albans people gave more than £6,000 in one day towards the Gaza appeal. Abdul Tahir, aged 23, of Eleanor Avenue, St Albans, and his friends spent a recent Saturday in the city centre collecting money on behalf of the charity Islamic Relief. Ab

GENEROUS St Albans people gave more than £6,000 in one day towards the Gaza appeal.

Abdul Tahir, aged 23, of Eleanor Avenue, St Albans, and his friends spent a recent Saturday in the city centre collecting money on behalf of the charity Islamic Relief.

Abdul, a former pupil of St Columba's College, said: "We were just so moved by what was happening to the people we wanted to help - and we weren't alone. It was inspiring that so many people cared enough to donate so much money."

He also wanted to thank St Albans District Council for arranging permits for them to collect the money in just a matter of hours.

One business associate got the collection off to a flying start with a cheque for £1,000.

* The UK charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) are sponsoring an evening of speakers and stalls to publicise their work in the Middle East on Tuesday night in St Albans.

The three main speakers will report their first-hand experiences in Gaza and the West Bank.

There will also be a number of stalls promoting the activities of local twinning groups with Palestinian towns, 'Jews for Justice for Palestinians' and other organisations. Palestinian olive oil, dates and soaps will be on sale. Donations to MAP can be made on the night.

The meeting starts at 7pm in Trinity United Reformed Church in Beaconsfield Road, St Albans.


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