A winter fair, held in Leeds last weekend, has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity as the city’s shoppers dug deep into their pockets on Sunday afternoon.

The Syria Winter Appeal Winter Fair, organised by Islamic Relief, was a huge success as volunteers helped organise a day of fundraising at the Bangladeshi Centre on Roundhay Road.

From a bazaar area with tens of stalls, beauty and pampering sessions, face painting and henna, plus much more, there was something for everybody throughout the day of activities.

£4,000 raised for Syrian appeal
£4,000 raised for Syrian appeal

More than £4,000 was raised on the day, with almost 50 volunteers helping run the seasonal fair, which is the latest of many organised by the nationwide charity. Funds will now go towards the aid for Syrian nationals who have been affected by the civil war that has left millions homeless.

With a range of stalls in a special Bazaar area, and goods on offer, including a children’s play area, the day was labelled a huge success.

Huma Nazir, Islamic Relief volunteer, explained why she got involved with the charity and how delighted she was to see the day bring in so much money.

She said: “It was a great day and we had thousands of people pop down to see us throughout the six hours we were open.

“We have a fantastic team of volunteers who really helped make the day a success and we would like to thank everybody who came along and showed their support for this important issue.

“The Winter Fair is just the latest event we are holding with Islamic Relief and keep your eyes open for more to come very soon.”

£4,000 raised for Syrian appeal
£4,000 raised for Syrian appeal

Islamic Relief is a leading international aid and development charity striving to end poverty. Watch out for more coverage of their fantastic work in the Asian Express.