Awaz FM Team Targets

A Glasgow community radio station has recruited 17 of its presenters to join dozens of volunteers – including Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon – to pound the streets of Glasgow on Sunday, to raise funds for the victims of the flooding in Pakistan.

Awaz FM, which describes itself as “the voice of Glasgow’s ethnic communities”, will be raising money for the Pakistan Floods Emergency Appeal, by taking part in The Great Scottish Run 2010.

Seventeen presenters from the community radio station will be running for the charity, along with about 70 members of the local community, including Sturgeon and local councillor, Hanzala Malik.

The station – which last month was awarded the Queen’s award for voluntary service – is hoping to raise over £10,000 for the Pakistan flood victims. Since Awaz FM was founded eight years ago, it has supported a range of charities and relief projects, including Barnardos Apna Project and Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.

Says Awaz FM director, Javed Sattar: “We are humbled by the sincere generosity of the volunteers, people from the community and respected colleagues who are taking part in the Awaz FM/Islamic Relief Team running in the Great Scottish Run.

“I'm sure every penny raised will go a long way to helping those in the relief effort of those effected in this disaster.”

The 10km Great Scottish Run is being staged around Glasgow city centre, finishing at Glasgow Green. 

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