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Generous donations to help refugees in Greece.

A LEEDS Road-based charity sent a mammoth donation to refugees this week. A 40ft shipping container has now been sent from Manchester to the Greek island of Lesbos where thousands of families are stuck in refugee camps after fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries.

The huge donation was organised by Sakeeb Khan of Refugee Aid 786, run from the family home on Springbank Crescent.

Members of the local community and from further afield donated thousands of items for the shipping container, ranging from toys, prams, food, clothing and cooking equipment.

The charity teamed up with the Global Ummah Trust and One Life, causes based in Preston and Manchester, who are fighting to help refugees in Europe.

Sakeeb, who has previously featured in the Examiner for his work with refugees in Lesbos, said: "Thank you to everyone who helped to get this done. Amazing people do amazing things.

"It could not have been done without the help of Naseem Sarwar from the Glocal Ummah Trust and Quammer Ahmed from One Life.

"These two have big hearts and are very humble."

| Sakeeb Khan (left) with members of the community as they pack boxes to send to refugees in Greece

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 21, 2016
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