A Slough based charity set up in memory of Shazad Yaseen has been giving vital help to Tanzania's poorest citizens in his name.

The Shazad Yaseen Foundation was founded in memory of Slough man Shazed who died in a road accident aged 32 on a charitable mission in Pakistan.

The SYF began by helping feed the homeless in Slough.

But now Shazad's brother Ifraaz Yaseen and fellow residents of the town Zohra Hussain and Hamza Ansar are newly returned from Tanzania, where they have been helping provide healthcare, education and orphan facilities.

Ifraaz said: "We were travelling to remote villages in Tanzania where we witness extreme levels of poverty.

"It was an eye opening journey. I have seen things which I would have never even dreamt of - a different level poverty that I didn’t know existed in this day and age. Some moments were so hard to take in and I almost broke down seeing how this is a reality for some people. People living in mud homes, no access to water or medical care; travelling miles upon miles by foot to get to school. Despite all these issues they were facing on a daily basis they never lost hope."

Projects taken on while the three were out there included creating water wells to replace dirty infected swamps, planting fruit trees to help the environment and provide vital food in the future, books and desks for schools - plus all important bikes to get the children to school on.

Providing water filtration systems to ensure the pupils did not get sick, seeds and tools to help people become self-sufficient farmers and mosquito nets to protect hundreds if villagers from malaria was another vital part of the work undertaken.

The team provided hygiene kits for new mums and food packs to more than 800 homes in Pozo village, Tanzania.

Ifraaz said: "I want to personally thank everyone who donated and supported us in this cause. I can honestly say the money spent has gone into the most needy, remote, isolated and demanding causes. If anyone would like to get involved in any future projects please get in touch."

You can visit the charity's official page on https://www.facebook.com/Shazadyaseenfoundation/