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27 Jul

Hepatitis Free Punjab

Worldwide, an estimated 71 million people are infected with the hepatitis virus, and in Pakistan, it is estimated there are more than 15 million people infected. Hepatitis can be life-threatening, but many people living with the virus do not know they have it. Many people don’t have symptoms until the liver is already significantly damaged, so early diagnosis is key to saving lives. July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. We observe this day each year to raise awareness of viral hepatitis,...

06 Jul

We’re on Amazon Smile!

We’re now on Amazon Smile! Amazon Smile is a simple, automatic way for you to support the Sarwar Foundation when shopping online at no cost to you. What is Amazon Smile? smile.amazon.co.uk is a website operated by Amazon, featuring all the same products at the same prices as the standard Amazon website. The only difference is each time you shop on Amazon Smile the company will donate 0.5% of the cost of all eligible products to your chosen charity. The Sarwar Foundation...

05 Jul

Perveen Sarwar: our lifesaving work over the last year

By Perveen Sarwar Our mission is to save lives by providing access to quality healthcare and clean drinking water, and tackle poverty by educating children, empowering women, and helping those in need in Pakistan, the UK and across the world. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sarwar Foundation has continued to provide essential support to those most in need throughout Pakistan and the UK. In a recent interview with Zeeshan Zia Raja, Founder of 101 Incredible Women CEOs of Pakistan, I discussed the lifesaving...

05 May

How your support is transforming lives

The global pandemic has been a human tragedy on so many levels. Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives, and families have been torn apart and left to wonder if things can ever be normal again. Yet out of adversity comes incredible stories of resilience and achievement. In science, multiple vaccinations were created in unprecedented timescales and offers us the best chance of hope. Throughout this global emergency, the Sarwar Foundation has continued to provide support to those most in need throughout...

02 May

Help feed starving families in Pakistan

Times are tough for many of us right now, but for people and communities across Pakistan the coronavirus pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of people starving. We know that when any emergency hits, it is always the poorest communities which suffer the most. The Sarwar Foundation has been on the frontline in the fight against poverty in Pakistan for two decades, but we have rarely seen so many families in such desperate need. The number of people in Pakistan forced to...

24 Apr

Help us provide clean water this Ramadan

Millions of people worldwide are affected each year by a range of water-borne diseases including diarrhoea, hepatitis and typhoid fever from drinking unsafe water. In Pakistan, over 50% of patients admitted to hospitals and 30% of deaths nationwide are linked to water borne diseases. The lack of access to safe, clean drinking water has a devastating impact on people’s health and their ability to live normal lives.The Sarwar Foundation believes that everyone should have the basic human right of access to...

21 Apr

Ramadan Halal Food Packs

In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. With increases in unemployment and the reduction in income as a result of the covid pandemic, food poverty and the number of people turning to foodbanks for support has dramatically risen. During Ramadan, we fast and are hungry for a month, but those in our communities who rely on foodbanks are hungry all year round. This is why the Sarwar Foundation is proud to be...

13 Apr

Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak from everyone at the Sarwar Foundation. We wish everyone a healthy, happy and blessed month. This Ramadan, please consider helping us to transform and save lives in Pakistan and the UK. Ramadan is an opportunity for us to appreciate what we have and to think of those who are less fortunate. That’s why the Sarwar Foundation is working hard to save lives and improve the quality of life in Pakistan and across the globe. With your generosity this Ramadan, we can save and...

01 Feb

Scots teenagers raise £35,000 to help provide free breakfasts

Teenagers from Glasgow have raised more than £35,000 to help provide free breakfasts to hundreds of children across Scotland.The fundraising drive inspired by footballer Marcus Rashford will be matched by the Magic Breakfast charity, resulting in a total of £70,000 to be spent throughout 2021.The funding is the equivalent cost of providing breakfast provision to support 12 schools in Glasgow and help deliver free breakfasts at other schools in deprived areas across Scotland. Across the UK, around 1.8million school age children...

31 Dec

Trustee awarded MBE

We are delighted to announce that our trustee Abdul Majid has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours for services to integration in Glasgow and to charity in Scotland and abroad. The New Year Honours recognise those who make a positive difference in their communities. Many congratulations to Abdul for this deserved recognition of his work to help others. Throughout this challenging year, the Sarwar Foundation has worked to drive change for a better future. Our Covid relief efforts have...