The parents of a Pinner toddler who tragically died earlier this year are appealing for funds to help grow a foundation set up to keep his legacy going.
Rumel Kamaly and Fahmida Chowdhury created The Aydin Foundation shortly after the death of their 16-month-old son, Aydin Kamaly.
Aydin tragically drowned after accidentally falling into the swimming pool of a property which the family were renting in Fuerteventura in January this year.
Now the proud parents are asking their friends, family and colleagues to raise funds for The Aydin Foundation Global Clean Water Project which has funded a number of deep-water wells being built in remote villages over the world.
Rumel said: “My plea to everybody who knows me, even if it’s not that well. You have all been amazing and instrumental towards helping The Aydin Foundation grow and help those in dire need. I know need your help.
“I would like each one of my friends, family and colleagues to please create a fundraising campaign to raise just £100.
“You have all donated so much in the past and I would like to thank you deeply. I now humbly request you to all create a campaign to appeal to all your extended friends, families and colleagues; the activity or task can be anything of your choice; from bake sale, cutting/shaving/dying your hair blue, a marathon run, a swim or anything you can think of; please let me know if you need any ideas.
“If we all come together; create campaigns like these then we can continue to provide clean access to drinking water…a basic human right.”
Throughout the project, Rumel and Fahmida have seen first-hand how important clean water is in a village in Mali and the extent people and children go to get water access which would often leave them feeling sick.
To learn more, visit the foundation’s Facebook page; The Aydin Foundation.