THE way people react to tragedy says a lot about us as human beings.

On Saturday hundreds of people came together in Lister Park to mark the first anniversary of the death of much-loved father Hamid Musa.

Mr Musa, who lived and worked in Bradford before moving to Barnsley in 1996, died of a pre-diagnosed heart condition.

As well as his wife, he left behind two daughters: Hannah, 13, and Ayaana, who is just eight years old.

In the aftermath of Mr Musa's death his family launched a fundraising appeal, called Hamid's Helping Hands, and more than £4,400 has already been collected online.

All the money goes towards the Penny Appeal which helps children in the world's poorest countries.

It aims to provide clean drinking water, food and shelter for thousands of youngsters, as well as contributing to building projects such as new schools.

People from as far afield as the Midlands and South Yorkshire took part in Saturday's fund raiser where they heard speeches from Mrs Musa, Hannah and Ayaana.

Hannah described her dad as "loving and caring and passionate about eliminating poverty in the world".

On Saturday that love was reciprocated in the most incredible way.

We are sure he would have been proud of his family and their fantastic fund raising efforts in his name.