A group of volunteers in Newham declined the opportunity of having a lazy Sunday in order to wash cars and raise awareness of the plight of the persecuted Rohingya people of Myanmar.
Team Legend are a group of childhood friends who use sporting activities to raise money for good causes. The team spent a day washing, cleaning and polishing cars to support the Ummah Welfare Trusts Rohingya appeal.
One of the volunteers was Sam Islam, who is co-owner of of Xcelsus car wash along with his business partner Muhammed Sher Ali. The local entrepreneurs support charitable causes frequently, with past causes including fresh water projects and aiding orphans.
Islam said: “What we can do is keep uniting in opposition to what is happening to the Rohingya people and we are proud to have played a very small part in highlighting their desperate plight.”
Barking cricket coach Kanan Thiyagarajah has recently returned from a multi-faith cricket tour to the Vatican with Essex. He added, “One important value I learnt from our fantastic tour is that our humanity comes first, and each one of us must do our outmost to promote peace and live as one. I’m very glad to have visited today to support the cause.”
UWT fundraising officer Md Imran concluded, “We rely on the goodwill of our supporters to help reach the most needy, and we thank Xcelsus car wash for their support. We wish them the greatest of success with their business ventures.”
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