Following a trip to Pakistan a Yorkshire woman is organising a chairty event on Sunday 24 January 2016 at Bradford’s Anams restaurant, to help raise funds to help the less fortunate in Pakistan

Sham Lyn(right) with Alan Forster (centre) in Pakistan on tour for WorldMac
Sham Lyn in Pakistan on tour for WorldMac

Sham Lyn, who works as a volunteer PA for Alan Forster, president of WorldMac (World Martial Arts Council) an organisation that represents martial arts both traditional and modern internationally by hosting tournaments with the best fighters on an international scale.

The first Olympic WorldMac games were held in March last year in Thailand, where 56 countries competed with each other, with a WorldMac event scheduled to take place in India later this year.

Whilst on tour in Pakistan Ms Lyn discovered there was a lot of talent in the country, but opportunities were restricted because some of the smaller martial arts clubs had no equipment to train with. Ms Lyn now wants to help those less fortunate by helping to raise funds at the charity dinner, which will help buy essential sports equipment to help small clubs and help nurture young talent by helping them get into a sport they enjoy and are good at.

Sham Lyn has also been a long time advocate and activist for women who have been forced into marriage and women who have been victims of acid attacks and so some of the funds raised on the night will also go towards two other charities, Kharie Sharif Welfare Society, Pakistan (who help individuals being forced into marriage) and acid burns victims.

Sham Lyn, activist. Campaigning against forced marriages and acid burns victims
Sham Lyn, activist. Campaigning against forced marriages and acid burns victims

Ms Lyn told Asian Sunday “I had a wonderful time whilst in Pakistan, they really looked after me well and now I want to give something back.

“It pains me to see the suffering of people and I feel very lucky to have been given not just the opportunities to do what I do, but to also be in a safe environment and not go through unimaginable torture like the acid burns victims and also those who are forced into marriage.

“I hope I can raise enough money at this event to help these people, so please do try and support this cause if you can by either buying a ticket or donating”

The dinner will start promptly at 4pm and will include a three course meal, martial arts demonstration and special guests, Mohammed Azharullah, of Northamptonshire county cricket club and Ajmal Shazad, former England player and Sussex county cricket club.

Special guests Mohammed Azharullah and Ajmal Shahzad
Special guests Mohammed Azharullah and Ajmal Shahzad

100 per cent of money raised will go to charity.

Tickets are priced at £25 per person. For more details, to book tickets or to donate contact Sham Lyn on 07501972689