Company’s £3,600 Donation to Youth Club in Memory of Keighley Businessman

Press release   •   Feb 10, 2017 10:55 GMT

A property company has spent thousands of pounds on a range of goodies to donate to Keighley Youth Club in memory of Shazad Mahmood who passed away in December.

Nottingham-based ALB Investments Ltd donated a range of gadgets to Bradford City Council run Keighley Young People’s Centre in Parkwood Street, in memory of Mr Mahmood, a chartered surveyor at Eddisons, who passed away at the age of 35.

Shazad was instrumental in ALB Investments' purchase of the Delph and Leyland House tower block in Parkwood Rise.

ALB Investments Ltd, owned by Arran Bailey, has handed over a cheque for to the youth club to pay for activities. He has paid £1,308 for 24 young people to go to the Doe Park Activity Centre for a full day of activities. The cash will also cover the cost of transport and equipment.

Speaking on behalf of Shazad’s family, his sister Amrina Kauser, said: “The generosity and kindness of the gesture truly reflects Shaz's characteristics.

“Shaz was a true gentleman who left a positive impact on everyone he came across. He was dearly loved and respected by all and always went out of his way to help others.

“I speak on behalf of the family, his friends and colleagues and everyone who met him when I say he is and will always be truly sadly missed.”

The company has also donated £500 to pay for health and safety kits, to include first aid packs, torches, labelled jackets and T-shirts for volunteers, as well as other useful items to use when out on the streets with young people.

The company will also provide new IT equipment and 15 youngsters will be taken on a trip to the jump activity centre in Leeds.

Ciara Lelas, 18, a regular attender at the Keighley Youth People's Centre, said: “This money will be extremely helpful. It will give local young people the opportunity to try new things and learn new skills. Not only will it benefit young people but also wider society, as they carry and share their skills throughout their lives.

“We are very thankful to ALB for kindly donating this money, and investing in the potential of us as young people.”

ALB presented the cheque, along with a blessing on February 6.

Arran Bailey, owner of ALB Investments, said: “Keighley has been good to us and we are looking for more opportunities business and charity wise in the local area of Keighley.”

ALB Investments is also looking for other good local causes in every town and city it looks to work in.

More information can be found at www.albinvestments.co.uk