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Young Muslim football fundraiser for bombing victims

Two hundred and fifty young British Muslims have kicked-off a 24-hour football campaign to raise funds in memory of Manchester Arena attack victims.

The money raised will go towards the UK Solidarity Fund set up by British Red Cross following attacks in Manchester and London to help people affected by terror attacks in the UK.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK (AMYA) organised the event. Credit: AMYA
At least 40 teams have been involved, from local businesses to interfaith groups. Credit: AMYA

Last year, Manchester was stunned by a horrific attack which took 22 innocent lives and we are holding this event in Manchester in memory of those victims. We are organising events across the country to help the youth understand the true peaceful values of Islam and to become involved in positivity while having fun.

– Abdul Rauf Lodhi, event organiser