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BritBangla's fundraiser:Hashmot in Bangladesh

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can make donations which will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p][span=color: #800000; font-weight: bold;]Hashmot from Bangladesh  - August 2012[/span][/p][p][span=color: #993300;][lt]br /[gt][lt]span style="background-color: #ccffff;"[gt][lt]span style="background-color: #ffffff;"[gt][b]BritBangla is working with Willing and Abel and determined to offer Hasmont a huge upgrade in his current life but we need your help.[/b][/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #993300;][lt]span style="background-color: #ccffff;"[gt][lt]span style="background-color: #ffffff;"[gt][b][lt]br /[gt]As a young boy Hashmot earned a living as a fisherman working the network of rivers that cover the Sunderban region of southern Bangladesh. But one evening, as he lay asleep on the deck of his boat a Bengal tiger crept out of the mangroves and attacked him. He woke up four days later in hospital to find that doctors had performed enough primitive surgery to keep him alive but the experience had left him horrifically disfigured.[/b][/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #993300;][lt]br /[gt][b]Hashmot is now 33, and for the past 19 years he spent his life living in the shadows, covering half his face with a crude bandanna and hiding his disfigurement from the world. Too scared to go back to work in the mangroves, he lost his job as a fisherman and has been forced to take menial work at a local market where he stays out of view of prying eyes. [/b][/span][/p][p][span=color: #993300;][b][lt]br /[gt]A disfigured face [url=http://www.willingandabel.org.uk/?p=1361]photo of Hashmot [/url]is available but it is graphic and not for the squeamish. [/b][/span][/p][p][span=color: #993300;][b][lt]br /[gt]Today, Hashmot lives in Nowbeki, Sathira. He is married and has two young children of his own. He wants to be able to play with his kids without them being scared of him, and having to hide his face from them as well. [/b][/span][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 May 2013


Willing and Abel

Willing and Abel



Moynul Islam

My Prayers are with you. Hope the operation goes well.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Mike F

hope the fundraising goes well for this good cause.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


shamim chowdhury

great cause!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



I hope you get to have the operation and it makes a difference in your life, InshaAllah

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid



Hope the operation goes well

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sam K

All the best for a successful surgery

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Tareq Chowdhury

May Allah help him to recover soon

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Asma Begum

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

T Akthar

T Akthar