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Muslim youth group raises funds during Preston North End game

Posted on - 31st October, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Preston News
Collecting for the Royal British Legion at Deepdale

Collecting for the Royal British Legion at Deepdale

A group of young Muslims have raised £600 for the Royal British Legion.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association sold poppies at Preston North End’s home game with Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

17 youngsters took part, including a 13 year old, with the money raised in just 80 minutes from both home and away fans.

A youth leader from the AMYA said “The holy founder of Islam, Muhammad taught that loyalty to one’s nation is a part of faith. Our soldiers serve to safeguard the many opportunities this country has provided us with and these collections are just a little way in which we try to give something back to these brave heroes.”

The money goes to help soldiers who have injuries or who are trying to resume a normal life after fighting in conflicts.

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