A fundraising tribute in memory of a promising student pharmacist has reached almost £10,000, just three weeks after his unexpected death.
Donations have been collected in memory of 23-year-old Adel Hussain, who died after a fatal crash when his Honda Civic car hit a street light.
Fire crews attended but he died at the scene of the crash at the junction of Barrack Road and Chapeltown Road, on February 8.
His passenger was best pal from childhood nursery school Aweys Ali, 23, who survived, but suffered injuries including a broken collar bone.
The former Allerton Grange High School pupil was due to finish his pharmacy degree at Bradford University shortly and had been on a work placement at St James’s Hospital in Leeds as a trainee pharmacist.
He also worked at Boots the chemist in Oakwood.
Adel lived with his parents and his brother Sakib Hussain, who is a solicitor, at Upland Road, Leeds 8.
He was a tireless community volunteer and had last year helped to organise a football tournament.
His cousin Akram Sharif said his death had come as a terrible shock but it had been a comfort that hundreds of people had turned out for his funeral. He added: “The family iremains devastated. He was a happy, helpful person who did lots of community work and fundraising to help others.”
Adel was a volunteer at the Al Buruj community project in Leeds, which is now collecting for Adel’s family, who will choose a charity to give the donations to.
Staff at St James’s Hospital also paid tribute to their former colleague and expressed sadness at his death, adding that he had a promising future.
To visit the charity page visit: www.justgiving.com/zayd-ul-islam
A total of £4,280 has so far been donated from the Leeds community online and the rest has been collected in person.