PUPILS from a Slough weekend school raised thousands after organising a charity fundraising dinner.

Students from Al Miftah, an Islamic supplementary weekend school, on Petersfield Avenue, hosted the evening for Iftaar at Wexham Court Parish Council on April 17.

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The teenagers, aged between 13 to 17, raised £4,000 which will go towards Al Miftah’s International Food Parcel campaign.

Annissa Mohsin, trustee of Al Miftah, said: “We are so proud of this inspirational act of leadership and selflessness, and so pleased that these teenagers took their own initiative to give back to our global community.

“It was a wonderful evening with a surprise guest appearance by the mayor, and I’m sure the students learnt a lot from the experience.”

Slough Observer: Picture: Al MiftahPicture: Al Miftah

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Maria Mirza, 16, said: “Choosing to do this event and organising it has been an absolute pleasure, especially with last minute catering issues and booking confirmations on the way to setting up the event, I can whole heartedly say I enjoyed every minute.

"I am immensely grateful for all of the support shown by our community who showed up and helped us in raising an amazing £4,000.

“It was an overwhelming feeling to have come to that amount by the end of the evening with donations still being sent through after the event.”