A BRADFORD fundraiser is honoured to have brought smiles to the faces of poorly children through a heart-warming project.

Nazim Ali carried out his 11th annual Creating Smiles Gifts Initiative – coinciding with Eid – where 32 gifts were donated to children at Airedale Hospital.

“We were determined to spread positivity. It is stressful for parents to have children in hospital, so we added our humble contribution,” said Nazim, who is from Manningham.

“It was a gesture to show that the wider community does care and think about poorly children.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nazim with 12-year-old Muhammad Abdullah Adnan, who helped him to buy the giftsNazim with 12-year-old Muhammad Abdullah Adnan, who helped him to buy the gifts (Image: Nazim Ali)

It is the 36th time prolific fundraiser Nazim has given gifts to poorly children through this initiative.

“The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) inspired us through his teachings, so British Muslims like me like to engage in civic renewal.

“We should help others, irrespective of faith or ethnicity."

Aimee Lindsay, communications and charity assistant at Airedale Hospital & Community Charity, said: “We are delighted that Nazim, his friend Mohammed Azeem and their sponsor – Bradford-based SaveCo Cash & Carry – are continuing to support our work.

“The children on the ward were delighted with the huge array of toys and gifts.”

Nazim thanked SaveCo managing directors Shiraz and Fairaz Ahmed and his friend Azeem – as well as Haji Adnan Fiaz and his 12-year-old son, Muhammad Abdullah Adnan, for helping him choose and buy the gifts.