Charity volunteer recognised for fundraising work

Harrow Times: Ammaar Hussein receiving his award Ammaar Hussein receiving his award

A young fundraiser has been recognised for his dedication collecting money for a Harrow charity.

Ammaar Hussein was given the award by Harrow United Deaf Club (HUDC) last week for raising almost £1,000 by himself.

The 15-year-old said: “I wanted to do something to support Harrow United Deaf Club.

“I came up with the idea to do a sponsored walk to raise money for HUDC. I got my friends involved and asked everyone I know to sponsor me.”

His other fundraising exploits include several cake sales at his school and he plans to do more in the future.

Club president Asif Iqbal said: “I have known Ammaar for the last 18 months since he first came to HUDC to showcase his work as part of the group’s partnership with Hatch End School’s deaf resources base.

“We wanted to encourage young deaf children and young adults to access to our deaf club and to make use of the positive deaf role models.

“I applaud him for all his support and he is a positive role model for many people to follow.

“He reminded me of when I was at his age, doing similar activities and I encourage him to continue thriving.”

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4:10pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Sonoo Malkani says...

It is a huge privilege to know somebody like young Aamaar.He is a real inspiration and keeps going in the face of every challenge.We had the good fortune of seeing him receive this special Award from John Purnell last Saturday at the Christmas Party of the HUDC.

He had attended the Harrow Police & Community Consultative Group (HPCCG) last year and had made a winning presentation about the work he does in Hatch End School.He praised his teachers to the heights and said how inclusive they were and how attentive so that he was able to do as well as any other student despite his deafness.

He went on to say he was hoping to one day be good enough to teach deaf children exactly as he was experiencing and appreciated how important this was for them to be equally successful as their counterparts.

Asif is right to recognise traits in Aamar which he himself had as a young lad.I feel sure we are looking at a future leader.

A little secret. Aamaar has a wonderful,dedicated mother ,Mahtab,who works tirelessly too.I have known her for a year or more..She was instrumental in helping him raise the £1000 referred to above,pounding the streets in cold wet conditions along with her son.

So proud of you.Well done Aaamaar.
It is a huge privilege to know somebody like young Aamaar.He is a real inspiration and keeps going in the face of every challenge.We had the good fortune of seeing him receive this special Award from John Purnell last Saturday at the Christmas Party of the HUDC. He had attended the Harrow Police & Community Consultative Group (HPCCG) last year and had made a winning presentation about the work he does in Hatch End School.He praised his teachers to the heights and said how inclusive they were and how attentive so that he was able to do as well as any other student despite his deafness. He went on to say he was hoping to one day be good enough to teach deaf children exactly as he was experiencing and appreciated how important this was for them to be equally successful as their counterparts. Asif is right to recognise traits in Aamar which he himself had as a young lad.I feel sure we are looking at a future leader. A little secret. Aamaar has a wonderful,dedicated mother ,Mahtab,who works tirelessly too.I have known her for a year or more..She was instrumental in helping him raise the £1000 referred to above,pounding the streets in cold wet conditions along with her son. So proud of you.Well done Aaamaar. Sonoo Malkani

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