Penny Appeal raises £1 million to help desperate orphans around the world, thanks to the exclusive American Sharia film tour.
The new Muslim comedy movie was screened 23 times up and down the country and helped to raise over £1 million in donations and commitments, which will go towards building orphanages and supporting orphans worldwide.
This means vulnerable orphans in Bangladesh, The Gambia, India, Pakistan, Palestine and Sudan can be given a route out of poverty through the sponsorships raised. Each Penny Appeal orphan sponsorship, costing just 50 pence a day, goes on to provide food, clothes, healthcare, education and a dedicated foster mother – all in a loving and caring home.
The film tour was a huge success and was part of Smile Relief, the charity’s extravaganza month to raise money for orphans. Smile Relief also saw fundraising from volunteers, along with a live, comedy-enriched appeal telethon on British Muslim TV.
Aamer Naeem, Penny Appeal CEO, said: “Smile Relief’s aim was to ‘raise smiles whilst raising money’ and it has been a huge success on both counts.