A Muslim charity based in Nelson has been named the UK’s Best Charity of 2018 at the sixth Annual British Muslim Awards, which celebrate the positive impact of British Muslims.
Muslim Global Relief claimed the award at the ceremony in Bradford on the 31st of January, having been shortlisted for the accolade ahead of hundreds of other humanitarian relief organisations from across the country.
Recognised for their outstanding work in villages across Africa, Muslim Global Relief - which operates in over 40 countries - has been working tirelessly for over two decades to alleviate the impacts of poverty and sickness, providing humanitarian relief to those affected by natural disasters, war, and conflict.
"We're delighted to have secured this recognition of our work and with it the opportunity to share our pioneering approach, one village at a time," said Mujahaid Bin Jamshaid, Head of Marketing and Communications at MGR. "Winning the Charity of the Year Award is evidence of MGR’s excellence, dedication, and inclusivity, and it will give us strength to keep working hard and for us to have an even greater positive impact on the communities we serve.
"This is a proud moment and it will give us more strength to spread our work with everything from education to sanitation, from environment to health, from the consequences of the global refugee crisis to the need of employment in small and forgotten communities," he added.
The Director of the charity, Mohammed Razaque, said: "This is fantastic recognition of all the hard work and commitment put in, not just by our team, but everyone supporting us and especially our partner organisations on the ground who are implementing our relief projects.
"We are pleased and grateful for the support we received from our generous donors and supporters who have voted, resulting in our charity being crowned charity of the year 2018," he concluded.