Charity Week Glasgow 2015

By Émer O’Toole, Editor-in-Chief


The Strathclyde Telegraph caught up with Sana Ahmad, the head of Marketing & Media for Charity Week Glasgow to discuss the student-led organisation’s fundraising plans.

Charity Week is a project founded in 2003 in London, by one student with one bucket as he fundraised for one cause: to help save orphans and other people in need. With hundreds of institutions across the world now taking part in this annual week of unity, this once small project has grown from strength to strength, with countries including Australia, Canada, USA and Germany joining the ever-growing quest for unity, peace and equality amongst the most unfortunate across the world. By uniting we can make a lasting difference to those in need.

This year, Charity Week will take place in the week beginning the 26th of October. Every year since 2003, Charity Week has grown bigger with more universities and institutions getting involved and raising more money. In 2014 the UK productively raised over £736,644.82 contributing to over £3.6 million, which has been raised since Charity week began 12 years ago.

With last year’s grand total, we were able to fund a huge variety of projects in over 20 countries such as a Prosthetic Limb Centre & School Rehabilitation in Gaza which has supported over 430 children within Gaza to walk again. One of the most diverse elements of CW as a non-profit, student-led organisation is that the public is given a chance to choose where and how the money raised is spent.

This year from 26th October, expect to see Glasgow buzzing with bucketers, bakers and competitive quizzers as CW is set to come back bigger and better than ever. Now is your chance to become involved in an ever-expanding international phenomenon. Join the global community of CW volunteers; there are no restrictions to who can get involved. If you want to make a true difference to the thousands of lives our projects positively impact, break down the barriers between all individuals of different backgrounds as we work together for one cause, or even just to develop countless CV-enhancing skills, then get involved.

As Glasgow born, Scotland CW representative, Nabeel Ghaffar, frequently reminds his expanding team of enthusiastic volunteers: “It is a duty of every human being simply to help each other.”  With this vision in focus, along with the ultimate goal of inspiring Muslim students to become active, socially engaged and united upon Islam, the volunteers are prepared to set out in the final week of October to take over Glasgow and unite for the Orphans and Needy Children.

Now is your chance to join them. To find out what’s going on and how to get involved, find us on Facebook at Charity Week Glasgow, contact your university Islamic Society or drop us an email

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