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Dinner raises £3,000 for Keighley cancer boy Callum
10:40am Friday 25th April 2014 in News
A charity night to help a Keighley boy who has an aggressive form of childhood cancer has raised at least £3,000.
The event at Keighley’s Victoria Hall was organised by The Prof-essional Muslims Institute (PMI) in aid of eight-year-old Callum Ingham, pictured, of Parkwood Rise. Callum has a serious illness called neuroblastoma, and may require extremely costly treatment abroad.
Among the 200 guests at the PMI charity evening were the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Khadim Hussain; Azhar Siddique, an entrepreneur from the BBC series The Apprentice; and Rashid Khan, a former professional rugby league player who appeared in Channel 4’s Make Bradford British.
Acts and speakers during the night included stand-up comedian Jeff Mirza, Bollywood pianist Imani Hekima and imam and lawyer Qari Asim.
PMI founder and Highfield resident, Javed Bashir, thanked everyone who backed the event, including sponsor Shan’s Supermarket and caterers Northern Leaf.
He also thanked Bradford City Football Club, which donated a signed football to Callum.
“It was an excellent evening – we had people attending from as far away as Birmingham, Manchester and Rochdale,” he added.
“The £3,000 from the ticket sales isn’t the final figure. We have more money to come in, and we’d like to raise further cash in future.”
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