Event helps fund vital medical supplies
Charity volunteers raised £53,000 for emergency aid in Gaza by holding a fund-raising dinner.
Islamic Relief volunteers staged the event at Koyla's, in Charter Street, Leicester.
The money will help to provide medical supplies to hospitals in the area.
Salim Lorgat, a fund-raiser for the Islamic Relief, said he was pleased with the response to the event.
He said: "there was so much support, it was very moving.
"Families in Gaza are suffering and we are delighted to be able to support with vital supplies to hospitals."
Globally, the charity aims to raise £10 million for its work in Gaza, half of which being spent on medical supplies and half on trying to help the area recover from recent events.
"It would be easy to be disheartened by how much damage has been done to but we are encouraged by the dedication of our staff in Gaza and the generous response of supporters in the East Midlands," said Salim.