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"I am raising money for the flood relief campaign run by AMYA UK (Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association). I was fortunate enough to be presented with a 'Flood Hero' award by ITV Daybreak and was one of the first five 'Points of Light' award winners, the award was presented by David Cameron at a special reception at 10 Downing street . I was mainly based around the Staines and Chertsey area for a number of days helping alongside the Army, local residents and other communities coming to help.
It was a humbling experience to see those who are affected but I am glad that the communities quickly came together to help. I don't consider what I did to be special. It was an effective use of the time. I hope those people affected can get back to their normal life soon. We have a duty to help them.
Jamal Akbar, one of the AMYA Regional coordinators for Charity, Community and Welfare Programmes, put my name forward for the Flood Hero nomination. He commented, “In my mind, everyone who helped out with the flood relief efforts is a flood hero, whether they are from our own community, the local residents, the Army or the local Sikh community who helped in Staines. The reason I nominated Zafar was because of his selfless dedication of time and his passion to just get out there and help in whatever capacity he could. I don’t know many 16 year olds who would do that during their holidays. I’m very proud that he got through as there were over 120 nominations across the country.”
So please help my cause so that I can raise as much money as possible to help those people that have been the worst affected by the floods.
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