The parents of aspiring lawyer Fawziyah Javed who died in tragic circumstances in Edinburgh are helping to support charities in her memory.
Yasmin and Mohammed Javed say they plan to make donations to appropriate charities because their daughter Fawziyah ‘always went out of her to assist others’.
Fawziyah, 31 who lived in Pudsey was on a short break to Edinburgh when she died following an alleged incident on Arthur’s Seat – a popular viewpoint.
Mum Yasmin, who lives in Leeds spoke of the ‘heartache and pain’ the family had to endure ever since they were told of Fawziyah’s passing in September.
Mrs Javed said: “It feels as if we are living some horrible dream. We keep thinking that she is going to walk in at any moment.
“She was our only child and the happiness we had is no longer there.
“We are finding it hard to come to terms to what has happened. This will be our first holiday period and Christmas without her. It is a time we would have always spent together.
“Fawziyah was the perfect daughter, niece and granddaughter and would always go out of her to assist others. She was kind and generous and help others whenever she could.”
Fawziyah pictured her as a child was ‘remembered for her kind nature, compassion to help others’ (Pictures AI/Fawziyah family)
Fawziyah, a graduate from Sheffield University worked as an employment lawyer, and had been involved with many charities, including ones working with the homeless, orphans, vulnerable young people and women and children.
Yasmin revealed her daughter was pregnant with her first child when she died. The family also had to identify her body on what would have been her birthday, “We cannot still comprehend what has happened. We are utterly devastated and heartbroken at losing her.”
Mohammed and Yasmin Javed pictured with Fawziyah on her graduation
Yasmin has now set up a page where anyone can donate directly towards helping the less fortunate.
She said: “Fawziyah was very passionate about helping people that were less advantaged, vulnerable and needy.
“Fawziyah volunteered for many charities and devoted much of her time helping others. She will be remembered for her kind nature, compassion to help others, being selfless and extremely caring.
“We will cover any administration costs from our own pockets.”
You can find out more and donate here
Fawziyah’s husband, Kashif Anwar, 27, was arrested following her death and has appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with her murder.