A DEDICATED Bradford man has raised over £47,000 and counting for poor families in Africa after completing a 10K run – all while fasting.

Nazim Ali, from Manningham, has raised £47,466 after running the Lincoln 10K – one of many he has taken part in for charity over the years.

The money will be used to build 30 new homes for families in Uganda.

Nazim – who expects the total to reach over £50,000 – is observing Ramadan, perhaps making his feat even more impressive.

“I completed the 10K in 59 minutes, which is my best time for some years – so I’m delighted,” said Nazim.

“The run finished at the historic Lincoln Cathedral, which provided a spectacular backdrop, and there was sunshine and clear blue skies.”

Nazim covered the race fee and hotel costs, so 100 per cent of the donations are going to Hope for Mankind – a charity based in Nelson, Lancashire – in aid of families in Uganda.

Nazim was supported by his friend Mohammed Azeem, who he thanked for being there.

People can donate at www.justgiving.com/page/nazim700.

For further information, people can call Nazim on 07825698283 or email him at nazim27@hotmail.com.