Rehman: ‘United move was a no-brainer’

By Will Astbury

Zesh Rehman’s brother has claimed that the footballer made the right decision when he agreed to be transferred to a new club in Thailand.

Riz Rehman, who is the CEO of the Zesh Rehman Foundation – a charity organisation which operates in Bradford and Manchester, described to Manchester Mouth how his brother’s transfer to Muangthong United came about and why it was the right move for the footballer.

Apparently the offer for Zesh, who was the first British Asian to play in the Premier League and was Bradford captain at the time, came as a surprise to both the player and his people…

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Rehman expands Asian sport charity

By Will Astbury

Former Bradford City captain Zesh Rehman has extended the services of his sporting charity to schools in Manchester.

The 27-year-old footballer, who was the first British Asian to play in the Premier League, signed for Thai side Muangthong United in late December but before he left took the time to establish the Zesh Rehman Foundation’s (ZRF) first project in the North West.

The Foundation is now running the Onside programme at Kassim Darwish Grammar School For Boys (KD), an Islamic independent school in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, to teach youngsters more about the sport and hopefully to coach them into being the future stars of tomorrow.

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Zombie Pride raises £2k for the LGF

By Peter Stanners                                                       

Zombie Pride returned with a vengeance to raise more than £2000 for the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

The Halloween fundraiser, which took place on Saturday 30 October 2010, crept through Manchester’s Canal Street on a monster bar crawl before taking over a decked-out Legends nightclub for three floors of hair-raising hi-jinks.

Bollox, KBeard, Trash-O-Rama and Bad Taste Barbies offered their musical talents for free for the event and Legends also donated the venue.

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Jewish Muslim fundraiser nets £30k

By Pete StannersManchester’s Muslim Jewish Forum exceeded its own expectations by raising an incredible £30,000 for charity at very special celebration.

The forum, which rose the funds money for the victims of the Pakistan floods, beat its target by more than £10,00o at the Eid and Post Yom Kippur Gala.

The event, which was held at the Mere Golf Club on Sunday 26 September 2010, was attended by 600 people and featured variety of entertainment including a live Klezmer band, a ladies fashion show and children’s entertainment in the form of face-painting and a bouncy castle.

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Chief runs for Africa kids charity

CHIEF constable Peter Fahy raised  £365 for street children in Africa by going the distance at Sunday’s Great Manchester Run.

It took him 55 minutes and six seconds to cross the line and raise money for Retrak a Manchester-based charity giving street children in Ethiopia, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya, an alternative to life on the street.

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Fly a flag for gay rights

THE LESBIAN and Gay Foundation is encouraging public organisations across Greater Manchester to fly the rainbow flag on 17 May – International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO).

IDAHO is a time to celebrate, show recognition of and support the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans individuals (LGBT) and communities across the county.

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