Islamic Relief to host quiz contest, pyjama party, to raise funds for Rohingya

By Al Qalam reporter

Islamic Relief SA (IRSA) will be hosting a quiz contest and the best-dressed pyjama contestant in Landsdowne, Cape Town, on Sunday, October 29, to raise funds for its various projects, including help for the Rohingya people seeking refuge on the Bangladeshi border.

The event, called “Nighty Night Pajama Party”, will be held at Islamic Relief’s headquarters in Imam Haron Road, Lansdowne.

The will feature a showdown of wits as 30 teams of five members each battle it out for bragging rights and a host of prizes.

The organisation is the South African chapter of the global charity that recently sponsored the entire Oncology Unit at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital to the tune of $10 million and is currently raising R1-million for displaced Rohingya people of Myanmar. Water security, orphans and emergency relief are also part of its portfolio.

Rezaa Kasu, the newly appointed head of funds development and communications, said this is “an ideal way for Cape Townians to come together, network and have some good fun while raising money for a good cause. We know some very bright sparks with some very good hearts so the fit is ideal.”

Take aways, snacks and drinks will be on sale.

“There is ample, safe parking at Islamia College, our neighbours, and we have even asked some of the popular local food trucks to patronise us on the evening of the event, said Rishqa Sulaiman, the programmes coordinator.

Local businesses and entrepreneurs have taken well to the initiative and sponsored a host of prizes, vouchers and some cash as an incentive for those participating in various programmes, including for the best-dressed pyjama contestants.

To sponsor a prize, participate or donate baked goods please contact event coordinator Shanaaz Ebrahim-Girre at (+27) 21 696 0145. WhatsApp number: (+27) 78 377 7117.

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