Award-winning Shazia, best known for her stand-up comedy and now a national newspaper and magazine columnist, will appear at the first Ladies Vintage Tea Party at the Kensington Close Hotel in London on Saturday November 29.
The event will also feature Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq and a variety of attractions including henna, stalls, giveaways and a charity auction.
The following night, the Manor Hotel in Datchet, Slough, will host its Ladies Vintage Tea Party with similar events during December and January in Luton, Nottingham, Southampton, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bradford and High Wycombe.
The fundraisers will be for a variety of campaigns and programmes run by Islamic Help but will concentrate primarily on orphan sponsorship and its Smiles Better campaign for acid attack survivors.
Islamic Help’s orphan sponsorship programme cares for more than 2,500 orphans in Africa, Asia and the Middle East but is seeking sponsors for another 700 orphans. Its Smiles Better programme, which was featured in the Oscar and Emmy awards winning documentary Saving Face, provides medical assistance, rehabilitation and livelihood opportunities for victims – predominantly women – of acid attacks.
• The Vintage Tea Party events are for ladies only, with girls aged above 10 welcome. Full details of dates, tickets and venues will be listed as soon as available at www.islamichelp.org.uk/eventlist/forthcomingevents