An global relief charity based in Nelson has been nominated as “Charity Of The Year 2018” ahead of the 6th British Muslim Awards for their stellar humanitarian work.
Muslim Global Relief, which operates in over 40 countries, beat off competition from 500 other charities to claim a spot on the 10-strong shortlist for the awards, which are set to take place on the 31st January in Bradford.
Focused on poverty and sickness relief - in particular for those affected by natural causes or by wars and conflicts - MGR aims to tackle poverty through simple solutions to tackle poverty by helping communities access clean water and basic sanitation.
“This is a proud moment,” said Mujahaid Bin Jamshaid, Head of Marketing and Communications at MGR. “We hope that these awards bring recognition, increase incredibility, and open the doors to future success of charities.
“British Muslim charities are making a positive contribution to people’s lives, both here and overseas; putting the needs of others is at the heart of the Muslim faith and the values of Muslim Global Relief,” added Mujahaid.
“We strive to achieve our vision through our relief, development, and advocacy work with vulnerable communities across the globe, regardless of race, gender, or belief.”
Speaking about the hurdles facing charities in an increasingly tough age, the MGR director said: “We’re living through a period of unprecedented change; charities must be resilient and sustainable to support people through such disruptive times.”