Twelve hundred members of Bolton's Muslim community have raised £30,000 in memory of murdered aid worker Alan Henning, The Bolton News reported.
Henning, a 47-year-old taxi driver from Eccles in Salford, was kidnapped late last year in Ad Dana while travelling in an aid convoy. The kidnapping was only made public nine months later, shortly before he was murdered by ISIS.
The BBC reported:
[Henning's] colleagues were people he had got to know through his work as a taxi driver, and he had already travelled on three convoys before the one on which he was kidnapped.
Prior to travelling to Syria for the fourth time, he told BBC News he was not a Muslim himself, but that visiting a refugee camp had changed his life and he had felt compelled to return.
Last month, the Bolton Council of Mosques held a prayer vigil for Henning.
Henning's brother has called on the prime minister to send troops to hunt those responsible for his beheading.
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