Three hundred supporters of a charity which helped to support schools and villages in North West Pakistan will gather at a Mellor hotel.

The Abaseen Foundation event will be held at the Glass Marquee, Stanley House Hotel, on Sunday, November 26, for a gala event to share the charity’s plans and successes.

The charity has in recent years launched a new project ‘From Tears to Smiles’, which was set up in memory of Leeds woman Fawziyah Javed, who was murdered while pregnant with her unborn child by her husband in Edinburgh in 2021.

Following a request and financial support from Fawziyah’s family, they have set up a scheme to support orphans and will provide support to the whole family with basic food and supplies.

It has also partnered with the Benazir Bhutto Women’s University in Peshawar to set up a degree college for girls.

HM Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Amanda Parker JP, will open this event and she will be joined by Lord Wajid Khan and Professor StJohn Crean.

Chief executive of the Abaseen Foundation UK, Helen Bingley, said: “It never fails to amaze me how the people of Lancashire and beyond continue to support the work we do in Northwest Pakistan.

"I give particular acknowledgement to  the British born Pakistani community who have taken ownership of the charity in the  way they care so much for the people we support. 

"On Sunday we are gathering to celebrate our recent successes, post pandemic and make our plans for the next steps on our journey together.”