Newly-appointed Portsmouth Lions’ president sets out goals

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FOR Syed Aminul Haque, being elected president of the Portsmouth Lions Club is all too familiar.

That’s because it’s the second time he has been chosen.

Syed, of Kingston Road, Buckland, served as president two years ago.

But making it a first for the organisation, he has been elected again this year.

The 69-year-old said: ‘I’m glad I have been chosen again, it’s great to know I have the backing of so many people.

‘I want to use my year to help raise money for my chosen charity.’

Syed, who is also a member of the Bangladeshi Welfare Association and on the committee for the Jami Mosque, has set up his own charity called Syed A. Haque Family Foundation.

Proceeds from fundraising events will be used to fund scholarships for young people in Habiganj District – where Syed is originally from.

‘The first time money raised went to the foundation to buy things like sewing machines and rickshaws,’ added Syed.

‘This time I want the money to be used for education.

‘I want children over there to have good opportunities through scholarships.’