“May Allah bless you all,” says fundraiser after grandfather-father funeral appeal hits target

An appeal to help a Turkish Cypriot family in London cover the cost of two funerals after losing their father and grandfather to COVID-10 has proved successful.

The £2,000 target was reached on Monday afternoon, two days after T-VINE first publicised the fundraising effort, which had been launched by family friend Sheniz Suleyman on 4 April.

Seventy-one donors made a combined contribution of £2,060, which Mrs Suleyman said will be shared equally between two families to alleviate some of the “financial stress” they were facing.

On Monday evening, after hearing her appeal had reached its target, Mrs Suleyman sent T-VINE the following message:

“Thank you to all those that donated towards my funeral fund on Go Fund Me. With the £2,000 donations collected, we can support two families by contributing towards their burial costs. Thanks once again, may Allah bless you all.”


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