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Plaistow singer Mumzy Stranger takes part in charity campaign for east London’s muslim community

PUBLISHED: 16:18 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 30 May 2018

Mumzy Stranger outside the archives, which holds the records of 500,000 young people helped by Barnado's. Picture: Barnado's

Mumzy Stranger outside the archives, which holds the records of 500,000 young people helped by Barnado's. Picture: Barnado's

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A singer from Plaistow has been taking part in a Ramadan campaign to learn more about children’s charity, Barnado’s.

Mumzy Stranger visiting the archives in Plaistow. Picture: Barnado'sMumzy Stranger visiting the archives in Plaistow. Picture: Barnado's

Mumzy Stranger, a British Bangladeshi singer who’s had singles in the UK Asian Charts, spent time learning about the charity’s work in BAME (black and minority ethnic) communities in east London as part of #FastForADay.

For the campaign, which is trying to promote the work of Barnado’s in BAME communities, he visited the Making Connections service in Balaam Street, an archive which holds the records of 500,000 young people who have been helped by the charity.

Mumzy, whose real name is Muhammad Mumith Ahmed, said: “I’ve walked past the service in Plaistow thousands of times and I’ve known about Barnardo’s since I was a child, but I never realised just how many children and young people have been helped by the charity over the years.

“It was amazing to that nearly half a million records are kept in the archive, and that Barnardo’s has been helping BAME young people in east London since the very early days.”

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