Let's do something nice for Ashraf Haziq (+others)

Ashraf Haziq is the lad who was robbed as he lay bleeding in the street during the London riots. It was a shameful way for a guest in our country to be treated and the incident projected a pretty crap image of the UK around the world. Thousands and thousands of people from across the UK and around the world used this site to donate money so that something nice could be done for Ashraf.

The final figure raised was £23,221

Well done everybody.

@jamiecowen

@EsWilkies

#somethingniceforashraf

yousafkhan asked: Hi Jamie,

I just wanted to say thank you for getting back to me, I know you must have a lot going on right now and I really do appreciate you taking the time to respond.
That would be great, that soon as you get some details, if you could kindly help us out as well.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your well wishes for our month of Ramadan.

Many thanks

Yousaf. If you want to send a cheque, probably best to follow this link to Malaysian Embassy update:. http://www.kln.gov.my/web/guest/home?p_p_id=115&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_pos=3&p_p_col_count=5&_115_struts_action=%2Fblogs_aggregator%2Fview_entry&_115_entryId=1647850

brettkingman asked: If Ashraf is a guitarist, let me know, please. I can sort him with some gear that will bring a smile to his face.

I like this.

lynfunkstar asked: Hi, im a reporter from Malaysia, just to inform that the company sponsoring Asyraf's education is also paying for all his medical costs. I think this is a noble and great initiative to help him, and it would be nice to buy back the things he lost..but since his finances and needs are all covered, maybe you could direct all the money raised to those who suffered losses during the riots, like the poor shopkeepers, and families of those who died in Birmingham etc? Cheers!

Good shout. Appreciate that update. Going to have to work out what Asyraf would like doing with money, too. Obviously he should have a say in it. We will ask him when he is sufficiently recovered and ready to talk. 

tigerabbe1 asked: HI there,
I'm from Australia - and have just donated. It's not just people from the UK who want to show him and everyone that the world doesn't have to be a bad place.

I'd love to see the money all spent on him. The video sickened me to my stomach.

GGood luck with the fundraising

Fair Dinkum, Mate! Cheers

eheryn asked: hi, thank you for your kindness to help ashraf. we as malaysian super duper really appreciate it. about the scholarship, our country already support him 100%. :) i hope this is real and you didn't take any advantage for what happen to him. thank you again. god save the queen :))

I wouldn’t dream of taking advantage of this. Thanks for trusting. And thanks for your regards for Her Majesty!

bigfishfoldingbike asked: Hi - my earlier message doesn't seem to be showing up, but we at Bigfish folding bikes would like to give him one of our bikes if he's interested. Let me know the best way to arrange this. I'm the UK marketing manager and you can contact me here @bigfishbike

That is awesome. Very kind.

waxfrog asked: Just saw this on the dailymail comments section: The Malaysian Deputy High Commissioner Mr Mr. Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah is dealing with donations. Their address is 45-6 Belgrave Square London SW1X8QT. I'll be sending him a card at least. His information officer did give me the DHC's telephone number but he might not want it published. Come on England, let's see what we can do to make up for this savagery.

I’m waiting on a call from him Dep High Comm.

albinolove33 asked: Hi

I'm the marketing director for PlayStation UK. We're like to give him a new PSP and games. Let me know the best way of getting in touch with Ashraf or the hospital.

Thanks

Fan-bloody-tastic. Will be in touch as soon as I have details. Well done Playstation!

cmitchard asked: On a practical level, I think this young man will need some long and very expensive dentistry when the surgeons have mended his jaw. I would suggest you raise cash as it is going cost whether he goes home for the work or stays here and has it done on the National Health or privately. The photograph in hospital seems to show some severe damage to both his jaw and teeth, and it's likely to be a long process to help him smile again. Is there a way to donate, but not only on line, and who is going to manage these funds? If you can get a recognised charity to take in the money I think you would raise more for him. I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I think if you are to raise what he'll need, you need a recognised bone fide "keeper of the purse".

Agreed I need a purser. I will look into a solution for that. Dentistry a good idea.