Anzal Begum Foundation


Charity Night Sees Thousands Raised

Saturday 13th June 2015 saw the launch of the Anzal Begum Foundation at the prestigious Tipu Sultan Restaurant in Moseley Birmingham.


The Foundation set up in memory of the Late Anzal Begum, mother of the founders of the Big Johns Franchise and her charitable work throughout her life in supporting those in need locally and internationally.


The evening commenced with a heartfelt speech from co founder of the foundation Johngir Saddiq, followed by speeches from organizations supported by the Foundation. Granddaughter of Anzal Begum, Sabah Babar also made an emotional account of her time with her Grandmother before she passed away in August 2008.


The event was attended by Shabana Mahmood MP along with local councillors and other dignitaries. A night to remember included a tribute performance by Raja Kasheef and Rubbayyat Jahan who sang classical songs of the late Mohammed Rafi.


The evening ended with a special award given to Mr Jasbir Wouhra of the East End Foods Family in Birmingham who helped and supported the Late Anzal Begum by giving her credit to start her business off 31 years ago.


The night was certainly a memorable one, the beautiful set up and surroundings complementing the colours of the foundation and finally announcing the amount raised that totalled to over £10,000 for worthy causes.


Details of the foundation are available on


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