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Good samaritan pledges to help others to help stop racial stereotyping

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 July 2016

Shahab Ahmad

Shahab Ahmad

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A good samaritan is raising thousands of pounds for charities to show that “humanity has no colour”.

Co-owner of custom car specialists Kream Developments, New Road, Rainham, Shahab Ahmad, has taken the plunge for international aid charity Human Appeal and Great Ormond Street Hospital by doing a skydive and a bungee jump from the top of the O2 arena.

“It’s very important to help the unfortunate because it reminds us that we are blessed in many ways”, he said.

“It reminds us to cherish things around us and to not take it for granted.

“It’s important to spread the love for a better future.”

The 33-year-old and his brother Kash were inspired to launch the charity campaign to help put a stop to racial stereotyping following attacks across the world.

He said: “After having certain family members harassed and abused for wearing the hijab or having a beard, I felt it was very unjust and I wanted to step up and speak up.

“I set out to tackle Islamophobia and stereotyping by responding to the recent racial and hate attacks by giving back.

“I wanted to show people that we should unite and not retaliate.”

Shahab also volunteered to help feed more than 100 homeless people for charity Children of Adam in Holborn.

He pledges to do so every month and will be taking on the International Marathon of Marrakech next year.

He said: “I firmly believe that charity starts at home and kids are our future.

“If we don’t teach them that humanity has no colour, they will grow up to be disunited and segregated, having a domino effect on generations to come.”


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