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07 Feb

Earthquake emergency response

Their hope rests in your hands – act now to support earthquake relief in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria. On Monday 6th February 2023, two earthquakes of 7.8 and 7.5 magnitudes struck south east Türkiye and north west Syria. A second quake, which had a magnitude of 7.5, hit Turkey’s Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras province. More than 7,000 people have been confirmed dead so far, with the number rising by the hour.The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers comb through...

12 Jan

2022: Our year tackling poverty and inequality

In 2022, the Sarwar Foundation UK and its sister charity in Pakistan did more than ever to tackle poverty and inequality in both Pakistan and the UK. Here, we take a look back at the good work both charities achieved thanks to generous donations from supporters. In January, the Sarwar Foundation highlighted the critical importance of good eye health. Our eyesight is one of our most important senses: 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. By looking...

21 Dec

Scotland captain brings fundraising boost to Christmas toy campaign

Our campaign to provide presents for thousands of children across Scotland who would otherwise have nothing to open on Christmas Day has raised thousands of pounds with support from Scotland captain Andy Robertson. Scotland’s Christmas Toybank Appeal is a partnership between Glasgow-based charity the Sarwar Foundation and Scottish Women’s Aid and Glasgow’s No.1 Baby and Family Support Service. The partners have identified hundreds of families to support this Christmas, with the cost-of-living crisis placing unbearable hardship on many households and meaning thousands...

21 Dec

Pakistan Floods Appeal: Your donations are rebuilding lives

Almost six months ago, Pakistan was hit by devastating floods. The water killed more than 1700 people and a million livestock. Millions more lost their homes and almost half a year on, it is thought that a quarter of the country is still flooded. The floods left people in desperate need of shelter, food, clean water and medicines to combat waterborne diseases, like cholera, typhoid, dysentery and hepatitis A. The floods destroyed crops, meaning people faced widespread starvation without help. Since the start...

22 Nov

Generous Scots police officers donate 100 books for Pakistan flood victims

More than 100 books have been donated by generous Scots police officers to support victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan. The Scottish Police Muslim Association (SPMA) helped organise the collection among officers at Drumchapel Police Station, Glasgow. They were donated to the Sarwar Foundation’s charity shop at 320 Victoria Road in Glasgow in response to its emergency appeal. Money raised from the sale of the books will be used to provide emergency food and medical aid to the victims of the floods. The...

15 Nov

“I’ll never be able to show my gratitude for how happy the gifts made my kids”: the difference your kindness makes at Christmas

The Sarwar Foundation has teamed up with Glasgow’s No.1 Baby and Family Support Service and the Women’s Aid network in Scotland to help hundreds of children and young people this Christmas – but we need your help. The Toybank appeal is now in its tenth year. It helps get a gift to a child who would otherwise wake up with nothing on Christmas Day. Around a quarter of children in Scotland are officially living in poverty, and as the cost-of-living crisis bites,...

07 Nov

Vital supplies on their way to Pakistan as flood victims face harsh winter

More than 900 bags of vital supplies are on their way to Pakistan to help the victims of the country’s devastating floods.   The donations will make a huge difference in Pakistan this winter The supplies, which include clothes, bedding, shoes, hygiene packs and children’s toys, were donated to the Sarwar Foundation by kind-hearted people in Scotland.  have been donated by generous Scots for victims of Pakistan’s devastating floods.The donations will help the millions of people in Pakistan who are preparing for a harsh...

30 Oct

Every child deserves a Christmas

This Christmas, will you help make sure a child has a gift to open? Christmas is a time for caring, sharing, and spreading love. But for too many families across Scotland, they wont get that chance this Christmas. The cost-of-living crisis is placing unbearable hardship of households, leaving many unable to afford their energy bills or their shopping bills. Some children in Scotland will have no presents to open on Christmas Day morning. We believe that every child deserves a Christmas. We...

12 Oct

Pakistan floods appeal: donate and make a difference

In August, Pakistan declared a state of emergency in response to devastating floods that hit country. More than 33 million people have been affected by the floods. Nearly 2000 people have died and thousands more injured. The deluge has destroyed crops and killed livestock, leading to widespread hunger and long term food insecurity. People have seen their homes destroyed and have nowhere to go. This picture shows the devastating impact of the floods Diseases such as cholera and malaria are also on the rise,...

26 Aug

Water is a basic human right

Water has hit the headlines this week, with an outcry over sewage being found in Britain’s seas and rivers. It follows warnings earlier in the summer of hosepipe bans and water shortages as the heatwave dried up reservoirs. It gave us pause to think about how easy it is to take clean, plentiful water for granted. But in Pakistan, the vast majority of people don’t have access to this. Water is a basic human right, and making sure people can drink safe water is...