Ashton businessman helps raise money for Ugandan orphanage


Ashton businessman Tariq Mahmood, pictured above with his late father,is aiming to raise over £8,000 towards the upkeep of the Greenland Orphanage in Uganda. Tariq's family set up the orphanage in 2001.

They are former Ugandan refugees and set up the orphanage up after visiting Uganda when the dictator Idi Amin's regime had been overthrown.  They were distressed and appalled to see the conditions of orphaned children many of whom had been left to die with babies abandoned by the side of the road. The Arien family were determined to get an orphanage off the ground to help these children and agreed between themselves that part of their company profit should be used to finance the venture together with help from friends and relatives they laid the foundations of the orphanage.

Even though Idi Amin's regime has been consigned to the history books the Ugandan Government is unable to help it's people financially overcome poverty, illness and death which are an everyday circumstance in the country.

Greenland Orphanage(pictured above) provides children with education,healthcare a good home and a safe environment to enable the children to have a positive future. Donations are needed to help with general running costs and to maintain the quality of care, the orphanage is hoping to help more children by increasing it's numbers.

Tariq has also been very proactive helping children locally in Tameside and has often donated equipment from his domestic appliances business to local children's charities.

If you would like to donate to the Greenland Orphanage in Uganda log onto or contact Tariq on 07974 784523 or call into Arien Domestic Appliances in Old Street in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

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