Topic: Charity

Charity linked to Erdogan’s son received $100m in aid

ISTANBUL : A charity at which Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son sits on the board, received more than $100 million of aid over a four-year period, the government said on Thursday amid graft claims roiling the government. In a written answer to a parliamentary question, Deputy ...

Elite umpires donate $10,000 to Operation Cleft charity

PARBATIPUR- The Elite Panel of ICC Umpires Thursday made a donation of US$10,000 to the Operation Cleft charity, a unique Rotary project that provides free cleft repair surgery for underprivileged children in Bangladesh.  Members of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Richard ...

Canadian High Commission organises charity cricket event

ISLAMABAD  - Canadian High Commission in Pakistan arranged a four-team cricket tournament for the noble cause at Marghazar Cricket Ground to raise funds for a charity organisation.Led by Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Greg Giokas, the Canadian High Commission cricket team, the Maple ...

charity burnt baby Pashawar campaign
February 10, 2014, 11:52 pm

Charity campaign for burnt baby raises £ 10,000 in three days

Peshawar-A charity campaign to bring a seriously burned baby boy from Pakistan to Scotland for treatment raised almost £ 10,000 in three days. Three-month-old Mohammad Sudais suffered third degree burns in a gas explosion at his home in Peshawar seven weeks ago. The accident claimed the ...

couple green charity
December 23, 2013

Couple goes green for charity

SNLOS ANGELES-A couple painted themselves green and dressed as movie characters Shrek and Princess Fiona to get hitched in a fairytale wedding. Amanda and Nathan Gibbs used their big day to raise money for charity.The pair had planned a small ceremony but after losing several friends to cancer, ...

butler charity trip liberia
December 21, 2013

Butler in charity trip to Liberia

Liberia (BT): Gerard Butler has swapped Hollywood for the kitchen as he became a volunteer for a charity which provides a daily meal for hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest children. During a four-day trip to Liberia in Africa this month, the big screen star helped cooks prepare and ...

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December 14, 2013

Nadal wins Prague charity poker event

PRAGUE - Rafael Nadal showed he was not tired of dethroning world number one players when he saw off Daniel Negreanu to win a charity poker tournament. The 100,000-euro tournament was the first-ever live poker event for Nadal, who has been a fervent poker player since a knee injury sidelined him ...

Christmas charity bazaar attracts visitors

ISLAMABAD - Islamabad-based non-governmental organisation, Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA), organised a two-day Christmas Charity Bazaar, which attracted visitors from far-flung areas.“Women’s economic empowerment can help improve their social status and needs to be ...

paying charity
November 26, 2013

Paying back the charity

US President Barrack Obama pledged to released the long-awaited US$ 1.6 billion aid to Pakistan, during the visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Evidently, the amount says a lot about the future mutual relationship between Pakistan and US. Pakistan’s administration during the All ...

Fun City organises baking activities for charity

ISLAMABAD (PR): Fun City organized baking activities under the Mayor’s Little Workers Union-CSR programme. Among the participants were students of Liberal Arts High School Islamabad and Hillsdale School Islamabad, who under the guidance and supervision Nuna Adnan at Mrs Mayor Cafeon ...

sia eminem money charity
November 09, 2013

Sia gives Eminem money in charity

BBCCANBERRA -Australian singer Sia will donate proceeds from her recent collaboration with Eminem, a track called Beautiful Pain. She recorded the duet for the rapper’s new album, which features a series of homophobic slurs on the song Rap God.  Sia, who identifies herself as ...

October 22, 2013

In the name of charity

The collection of sacrificial hides has been a lucrative business on Eid-ul-Adha as religious, political and welfare outfits spring into action to generate funds for their vested interests in the name of charity. On the pretext of charity, these outfits collect sacrificial animals' hides but do not ...

jackman raises charity
October 15, 2013

Jackman raises $1.85m for charity

BBCHollywood -Actor Hugh Jackman has raised $1.85m at a charity benefit he held on his birthday in Hollywood.Some 4,500 guests attended the star’s One Night Only show at the Dolby Theatre. Backed by a 17-member orchestra, the show saw the Les Miserables star sing, dance and tell stories.The ...

liam clothes charity
October 12, 2013

Liam’s clothes sent to charity

NEW YORK: Miley Cyrus is moving Liam Hemsworth right out of her life. The actress has sent all the actor’s clothes to a charity store. Miley, 20,  confirmed her split from the Hunger Games hunk last month - and on September 20 a moving truck was spotted at the blonde’s $3.9million ...

rory woods charity event
October 02, 2013

Rory and co join Woods charity event

THOUSAND OAKS - The who’s who of golf will once again take part in Tiger Woods’ charity event at Thousand Oaks in December.  Besides the world number one himself, defending champion Graeme McDowell and two-time major winner Rory McIlroy will also be in the 18-man field for the ...

emily rejected charity
August 06, 2013

Emily rejected by charity

NEW YORK: Emily Blunt was reportedly rejected by Unicef after it decided she wasn’t famous enough to become one of their celebrity ambassadors. The ‘Devil Wears Prada’ actress was courted by the London office of the United Nations Children’s Fund but they are said to have ...

month charity
July 21, 2013

Month of charity

Thousands of internally displaced people who fled from their homes, two weeks ago, because of fierce skirmishes between mafias and gangs in, once proverbially peaceful and thriving Layari, have encamped in various districts such as Thatto, Badin, Hyderabad and even in Sehwan Sharif and Jamshoro in ...

applegate charity gala
July 19, 2013

Applegate to present at charity gala

LOS ANGELES: Christina Applegate and Anna Kendrick will be among the guests at the 3rd annual Celebration of Dance Gala in Los Angeles on July 27. The ‘Anchorman’ star, who married her long-term partner Martyn LeNoble in an extremely intimate ceremony in front of just six guests, ...

charity food stalls set ramazan
July 06, 2013

200 charity food stalls to be set up in Ramazan

A total of 200 charity food stalls for the poor and travellers would be set up in Rawalpindi division during Iftar in the holy month of Ramazan.The decision to this effect was taken on Friday at a meeting held at the Commissioner Office. The meeting was presided over by Haji Muhammad Nawaz, ...

charity celebrity
June 15, 2013

Celebrity for charity causes

AMNA WAHEEDAPeople follow their favorite icons. Sometimes these celebrities bring a spark of shine to lives of the poor and the needy just by saying a few words.Over the past decades, the idea of using celebrity for charity programme is becoming popular. Now famous people all over the world are ...

ticket sales cut charity
May 26, 2013

1D to give ticket sales cut to charity

LONDON: One Direction will donate £200,000 from ticket sales to a cancer charity.The pop superstars have announced 50p from each ticket sold for their 2014 UK stadium tour - with dates in Dublin, Sunderland, Manchester, Edinburgh and London - will go to Stand Up To Cancer.The ‘Little ...

Suitcase of cash found in Australian charity shop

QUEENSLAND: A charity shop in Australia received an unexpected windfall after being donated a suitcase containing $50,000 (£32,000).Surprised staff at the Pomona thrift shop on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast found the tidy sum in a concealed compartment.The suitcase had been on sale for a ...

gervais charity offer
May 07, 2013

Gervais makes charity offer

BERKSHIRE, UK: Funnyman Ricky Gervais has offered to donate £10,000 to charity if his fans ignore him on The Office creator on Monday told his followers he was willing to make a donation to a good cause if they could resist the urge to ‘re-tweet’ his messages. He ...

charity workers slain
January 06, 2013

Two charity workers slain

CHARSADDA - Gunmen shot dead two workers of Al-Khidmat Foundation, a charity organization of Jamaat-e-Islami, involved in education project in Charsadda on Saturday.In charge of the education wing of the charity Al-Khidmat Foundation, Zakir Hussain, was killed along with his driver Khadim Shah, ...

Wounded Swedish charity worker flown out of Pakistan

A Swedish charity worker who was critically wounded in a gun attack in Lahore last week was flown home on Monday for specialist medical treatment, officials said.Bargeeta Almby, 72, was coming home from work when she was shot in the chest in Lahore.She was working in Lahore for the US-founded Full ...

charity refuses proceeds book
September 07, 2012

Charity refuses proceeds from book

WASHINGTON - A charity for US Navy SEALs says it will refuse any proceeds from a book by an ex-commando who took part in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, after the Pentagon threatened legal action against the author. The former Navy SEAL who wrote “No Easy Day,” Matt Bissonnette, ...

life shallow charity angelina
February 12, 2012

Life shallow without charity, says Angelina

Angelina Jolie has credited her dedication to charity and humanitarian work with helping to keep her life on the right track.The In the Land of Blood and Honey writer and director admitted that while it can be easy to fall into a “shallow” Hollywood lifestyle, she has kept her sights on ...

Pfowa Charity Bazaar Attracts Visitors
November 14, 2011

PFOWA Charity Bazaar attracts visitors

ISLAMABAD (Online) - Pakistan Foreign Office Women Association Annual Charity Bazaar returned with the intriguing Mosaic of Global Cultures an extravaganza of cultural performances, native costumes and music, display of art & crafts and food delicacies from around the world. PFOWA hosted the lively ...

Kate Puts Charity Feelers
September 19, 2011

Kate puts charity feelers out

CATHERINE, the Duchess of Cambridge, is making discreet visits to several charities to decide which ones she wants to support, St Jamess Palace said Sunday. Since their April 29 wedding and tour of Canada and California, Kate and her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, have kept a low ...

2500mile Trek Charity
July 17, 2011

2,500-mile trek for charity

His master Darth Vader may have turned to the Dark Side, but one Stormtrooper has become a Force for Good, walking across Australia for charity. Paul Jacob French, from Melbourne, Victoria, is pictured on day five of his 2,500-mile (4,000km) journey from Perth to Sydney walking down Old Mandurah ...