Meet Lotifa Begum, not only is she a charity worker, she is also a dedicated and loving aunt to her nephew Musa. Lotifa found out about World Child Cancer by simply searching Bangladesh cancer charities online via a search engine.
She rallied her family, friends and colleagues to raise funds for World Child Cancer’s Palliative Care Programme in Bangladesh, which aims to ensure that less children with cancer suffer unnecessary pain. As part of her fundraising, Lotifa and her family of supporters collected at local mosques in East London and Central London, following the Islamic Friday sermon and prayers.
Lotifa was moved by the phenomenal response she received on LaunchGood; a crowdfunding platform for incredible Muslims who raise money to support important causes worldwide. Her fundraising page titled 'Bangladesh Child Cancer Project for Musa' raised a total of £5,941 from not only established supporters, but also anonymous donors. This amazing amount exceeded the £5,000 target she initially set, and will make a huge difference in ensure more children with cancer, and other life-limiting conditions are given relief from unnecessary pain and suffering.
British born 3 year old Musa pictured above was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2015, he has since had a relapse and undergone a bone marrow transplant from his 5 year old brother.
Lotifa wants to continue her support for World Child Cancer and is working closely with us to launch our first ever Ramadan Appeal. If like Lotifa, you would like to fundraise to support children with cancer across the world, please get in touch.
Author: Abi Awosanmi