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Vodafone Qatar’s #GivingChallenge raises QR450,000

Vodafone Qatar’s #GivingChallenge raises QR450,000

Vodafone’s hugely successful fundraising challenge #GivingChallenge has raised a total of QR450,000. The challenge, which was launched on the first day of Ramadan, saw 4 Qatari youths using their social media influence to raise funds for their chosen charity.

Cartoonist Abdulaziz Yousef, Youth Activist Ibrahim Yasser, Cartoonist Rashid Al Kuwari and TV Presenter Saoud Al Maadeed used their social media channels to encourage their followers to vote for their chosen charities via Vodafone’s website and for each vote, Vodafone donated QR20 to each charity.

The funds raised for each charity was revealed at the challenge’s closing ceremony on Tuesday 7 July in the presence of VIPs, charity representatives and Vodafone’s management. The four participants were delighted to learn of the amounts raised which came to:

  • RAF chosen by Ibrahim Yasser– QR 121,980
  • Qatar Charity chosen by Rashid Al Kuwari– QR 115,000
  • EID Charity chosen by Saoud Al Maadeed– QR 113,000
  • Qatar Red Crescent chosen by Abdulaziz Yousef– QR 100,020

The challenge’s highlights can be seen on Vodafone’s website www.vodafone.qa/GivingChallenge.

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