Richmond Hughes Limited and Lahd Gallery hold fundraising event to support youth in MENASA region

London: The Richmond Hughes Limited and the Lahd Gallery organized a fundraising dinner event in London recently in support of Nishat Welfare Organization (NWO) and the Caspian Arts Foundation (CAF).

The event, co-hosted by HH Princess Nauf Al Bendar, founder of the Lahd Gallery and Pir Shafi Muhammad of the Richmond Hughes, at the Mountbatten Room in Royal Over Seas League, Park Place was widely attended by the elite of diaspora and a galaxy of prominent philanthropists.

They included Claes Homenious, Nina Mahdavi, Caspian Arts Foundation, Syed Bashir Ahmad, Halkin Investments, Chris Andrews, Claremond Capital, Amjad Raja from the MS Auctions, Asif Saifullah, Aly Saifullah, Marc Heller, Rachel Lewis, Ahsan Khan Toru, Husnain Nadir from Maritime properties, Colin Carr and Mr and Mrs Bart of Luton and others.

The event mainly aimed at the social welfare projects of the NWO and the CAF. The guests, at the event evinced keen interest in the projects and assured their utmost support.

Speaking on the occasion, Pir Shafi Muhammad said: “We are extremely pleased with the positive response and participation of the guests for raising funds in support of these worthy causes”.

The guests were also informed that the CAF and the NWO would collaborate on giving support to young people, particularly women, under their development programmes aimed at providing skills needed to create sustainable living.

It was resolved at the event to help the NWO and similar organisations in other parts of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region by empowering both young men and women.

The NWO is a non-political non-governmental organisation, in Pakistan, working under the leadership of its Patron-in-Chief, Pir Muhammad Sadiq, the Pir of Luari Sharif 9th. It’s mission is to utilise the potential of the community for its sustainable development. The NWO recently built nearly 1,400 houses for the flood-affected areas of Sindh, Pakistan, in collaboration with the International Organisation (IOM).

The CAF is a UK-based charity, established in 2011 by Nina Mahdavi. It focuses on supporting Education in the Creative Sector in the Middle East through supporting young, talented and creative individuals for furthering their education in the arts at their affiliate partners, University of the Arts London, as well as raising awareness through the development of Arts Education by working with Universities and Schools within the region, thereby increasing the availability its students have to the art & humanities as a form of education. Lahd Gallery is an official sponsor of Caspian Arts Foundation.