Fundraising strangers: Communities unite in face of adversity
Shareen Jahangir may not personally know Asad Khan or his family, yet that did not stop the kind-hearted humanitarian from Coventry on her mission to lend a helping hand.
The generous fundraiser has, to date, raised over £1,000 for the family through her Just Giving page as she aims to emulate the success of previously publicised appeals including that of mugging victim Alan Barnes - who was helped by the kindness of strangers online in 2015.
She said: “They raised £330,000 for [Alan] because he got robbed. Putting that aside, I don’t know how they are financially but they live in a back to back house, it said on the news.
“I have also seen on Facebook that the council have offered them a new home because the family can’t live in the same house where their son died.
“The family don’t need financial stress on top of their heartbreak. Whether they have money worries or not, I’m not in the position to say. However, they may want to use the money to buy a new home and I just want to help.”
You can donate to the fund by visiting: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/shareen-jahangir