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Penny Appeal raise over half a million pounds for orphans

A sell-out Sami Yusuf tour has given vulnerable orphans the chance to build brighter futures through Penny Appeal’s orphan programme.

The humanitarian charity teamed up with multi-talented artist Sami Yusuf for a nine-city tour, to support orphans in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Every venue on the tour was sold-out and the packed crowds contributed in donations and commitments to raise an incredible half a million pounds, which will provide 1,076 orphan sponsorships and build 8 orphan homes.

Each Penny Appeal orphan sponsorship costs just 50 pence a day, and goes on to provide an orphan with food, clothes, healthcare, education and a dedicated foster mother – all in a loving and caring home.

The tour was supported by Sami Yusuf, who is a world famous singer, musician and songwriter. The popular artist hasn’t been on tour in the UK since 2008, but returned to perform songs from his highly accredited album, ‘The Centre’.

Sami treated audiences to his self-coined genre of spiritique, which beautifully blends Western harmonics with traditional Islamic arts. The performances were made even more unique and special with the help of Sami’s musicians, who played traditional Iranian and Asian instruments.

Aamer Naeem, Penny Appeal CEO, said: “It was a privilege to work with such an incredibly talented musician and the positive feedback from the whole tour has been incredible.

“Sami Yusuf is also a humanitarian worker and we’re absolutely delighted that we can now improve the lives of so many vulnerable orphans, and it’s all thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated.”

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