Fundraiser Ibby nominated for another prestigious award

Date published: 24 September 2023

Oldham’s inspirational young fundraiser Ibrahim Yousaf, who is 17, has been shortlisted for a prestigious I love MCR Award, in the Young Person of the Year category. 

Since the age of 12, Ibby has been using Twitter to raise awareness and funds for various charities despite his own severe health battle.

He has helped 14 Oldham charities and his hospital charity over the past five years.

The charities Ibby has helped over the five years include RMCH Charity, Maggie’s Oldham, Dr Kershaw’s, Mahdlo, Oldham Foodbank, Spoons, Ukeff, Oldham Street Angels, Action Oldham Fund, Real Change Oldham, TeamHill, TeamReel, Young Carers Positive Steps, OACT and Point Send.

Not only does he raise funds with his Team Ibby challenges, bake sales, auctions and gifts he gets, but each week he donates his pocket money to local charities and also supports individual fundraisers.

Every Eid Ibby donates all his money to local charities and has forgone his.last five birthdays, asking instead that money for presents and parties go to local charities that he supports:

Ibby has already received many local and national awards.

He is the youngest in Greater Manchester to have been honoured by the late HM the Queen.

In December, 2019, when aged only 13, he was awarded a BEM for services to the community of Oldham.

Ibby said: "I am totally overwhelmed to have been shortlisted for this special award.

”As a young person of our town I hope I can inspire fellow youths to never give up, no matter what you are dealing with."

You can vote for Ibrahim by clicking on this link

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