Oldham bus driver raises over £100K for Human Relief Foundation
An Oldham bus driver has been praised by the Human Relief Foundation after raising over £100,000 for the charity.
Naseeb Abbas, a bus driver for First Manchester in Oldham, has raised £113,521 in total, following generous support from his faithful following gained by widespread appreciation for his vocal talents. He is a highly sought after singer at special events and popular on social media with a following of 7.7k likes.
Naseeb joined forces with Human Relief Foundation who are well established in the Jordan Refugee Camps and worked closely with Adam Kelwick, International Fundraiser at Human Relief Foundation.
Adam remarked: “Naseeb began with a £10,000 target, which was quickly surpassed and increased to £50,000, with a final amount of an extraordinary £113,521. Naseeb is extremely likable and humble, despite his many talents, that's why he received so much support. We hope to work with him in future and thank First Bus for allowing Naseeb additional leave which changed the lives of thousands of Syrian refugees.”
The money raised was spent on the region in Ramadan to deliver essential food items to refugees and needy families. The total cost for getting each food pack to where it is needed was £60, and contained a variety of essential items including flour, oil, wheat, pasta, lentils, sugar, sardines, powdered milk and other essentials.
Paul Townley, Operations Manager at First Manchester in Oldham, added: “We are extremely proud of Naseeb and glad to support him in his charitable endeavours.”
Human Relief Foundation are an international humanitarian aid organisation and registered charity. To learn more about their work visit www.hrf.org.uk