SAF v Loughton

The charity match took place in Loughton, Essex where SAF was kindly hosted by Loughton CC.

The charity match took place in Loughton, Essex where SAF was kindly hosted by Loughton CC. The SAF squad included cricketing professional Yasir Arafat. Many thanks to Azanti, our official drinks sponsor. It was a fun day attended by supporters, locals and families. The teams put on an event raising funds for our projects helping underserved communities. The match was a reminder of the power of cricket, and what can be achieved when it galvanizes all its forces.

Al-Noor Dragon Boat Race

The SAF UK team participated in the Al-Noor dragon boat race, with entries of two teams competing: SAF Dream Team (Women’s team)

The SAF UK team participated in the Al-Noor dragon boat race, with entries of two teams competing: SAF Dream Team (Women’s team) and SAF Lions (men’s team). The teams participated in a dragon boat race against a number of charities, whilst raising funds for their respective causes, and raising awareness about our projects. The fun and family-oriented event was staged at Fairlop Waters in Essex.

SAF Networking Lunch

SAF’s charity networking lunch took place at Dusk, Brentwood. Using this opportunity,

SAF’s charity networking lunch took place at Dusk, Brentwood. Using this opportunity, SAF UK celebrated its achievements and expressed its sincere gratitude for the support of our donors and sponsors which has been instrumental to all of our successes, especially over the pandemic period.

Step For SAF

SAF UK organized ‘Step for SAF’ with multinational corporation BT, and their Muslim Network

SAF UK organized ‘Step for SAF’ with multinational corporation BT, and their Muslim Network. The staff at BT raised funds for the cause by taking sponsored walks for SAF. There was a live Q&A session post the event, attended by staff across BT globally. Shahid Afridi, Chairman SAF and Saima Khan, Executive Director Shahid Afridi UK, answered questions ranging anywhere between cricket and Foundation work.

SAF Student Network

In our efforts to change lives and enrich them, SAF UK Student Network brought like-minded people together for a cause.

In our efforts to change lives and enrich them, SAF UK Student Network brought like-minded people together for a cause. An online event was hosted for 21 universities SAF has been working with this year, where Wasim Khan, CEO of Pakistan Cricket Board joined them, sharing his career experiences while hosting a candid Q&A session.

Karachi Floods online fundraiser with PCB

Karachi was the hardest hit when the rising flood water tore through the city, impacting private properties,

Karachi was the hardest hit when the rising flood water tore through the city, impacting private properties, homes and businesses. Helping those affected to recover and rebuild, an online fundraiser was hosted by SAF UK in collaboration with Pakistan Cricket Board, and hosted by Aatif Nawaz. The following cricket stars also participated in the cause; Shahid Khan Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmad, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Naseem Shah

Appreciation & Fundraising Dinner

Being poor should not be an obstacle to anyone’s’ dreams we believe. Building Dreams is an invitation to offer lasting HOPE to the children

SAF Australia organized an Appreciation & Fundraising Dinner which took place in Mercure Hotel, Liverpool, on 28th of March 2021, in order to express its sincere gratitude for the donors and supporters who wholeheartedly participated in all its campaigns including; COVID19 Local Community Support, Ramadan Food Drive, and Educate a Child Campaign.
Mr. Syed Atif Faheem, Country Director Australia SAF, addressed 3 most critical issues which people in Pakistan are currently facing i.e., very little or no access to water, education and food, and how access to these have the power to break the cycle of poverty. He briefed the audience on how SAF has always been at the forefront to help people in extreme poverty and vulnerability to advance their economic and social well-being through its Water, Education and Food security projects and ways people in Australia can contribute to resolve these issues while playing an essential role in the well-being of the socially and economically disadvantaged background.
The event was virtually attended by star cricketer Shahid Afridi and squash legend Jahangir Khan who also addressed and answered many questions of the enlightened audience while sports journalist Dennis Freedman joined event in person in Sydney.
Mr. Mohammad Ashraf – Council General of Pakistan in Sydney was the Chief Guest of the auspicious event who was presented a shield by Country Director SAF, Syed Atif Faheem. While other awards were presented to SAF Australia donors, supporters and the team.

SAF Educate a Child – Virtual Fundraiser with Shahid Afridi

SAF always crosses borders and boundaries to galvanize and coordinate global efforts to bring quality education to every child

SAF always crosses borders and boundaries to galvanize and coordinate global efforts to bring quality education to every child, prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable. To achieve this, a live fundraiser was organized with Chairman Shahid Afridi on 28th Nov 2020, which was also the very first interaction of him with Australian community from SAF platform. During the program, live auction of items autographed by chairman was held while community members donated and pledged live during the event. Few of the community members were also given the opportunity to talk to chairman during the program and to show their support for the foundation.

SAF Australia Ramadan Food Drive

Ramadan is the month of giving and showing support for the cause by helping less privileged and underserved within our communities

 Ramadan is the month of giving and showing support for the cause by helping less privileged and underserved within our communities. SAF Australia expanded its efforts to give relief to the less fortunate through its Ramadan Food Drive in Sydney & Melbourne simultaneously.
Food hampers were prepared and distributed by SAF Australia to refugees, single mothers, and people suffering with life impacting sickness. To promote the cause and raise awareness, SAF Australia invited various local celebrities and prominent personalities for the food packing activity.

Shahid Afridi Foundation Australia donates for Beirut Crisis Appeal

The fallout from the explosions in Beirut was exponential as people were left struggling to access food and safe spaces.

The fallout from the explosions in Beirut was exponential as people were left struggling to access food and safe spaces. SAF Australia rushed its support to the affected and partnered with AusRelief, a relief, development and advocacy Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that assists the needy and less fortunate by helping people build educated, productive, secure, just and self-sustainable communities. SAF Australia’s executive team paid a visit to AusRelief headquarters and presented a cheque of AUD 5000 on behalf of donors from Pakistani community to help and support relief activities as part of Beirut Crisis Appeal.