Lord Mayor of Leeds Appeal for Pakistan Floods

19 Aug 2010

The Lord Mayor of Leeds has launched the appeal which started on the 16th August 2010 and will run for eight weeks.  There are collection buckets and tins at various centres and buildings throughout Leeds.

Several floods have been hitting Pakistan for four weeks now and the United Nations estimates that three million people have been affected.  The floods triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rain over the upper Indus River basin have ploughed a swathe of destruction more than 1,000 kilometres long from north to south and killed more than sixteen hundred people.

One hundred thousand people have lost their homes in floodwaters and have been forced to flee.  I am sure everyone in the Yorkshire & North Derbyshire region of GMB will want to contribute to this humanitarian crisis.

There are strong links between the Yorkshire Pakistani population and their extended family links in Pakistan, and I’m sure you would wish to give as much help as you can during these terrible times.  I would encourage people to raise money either at work or socially for this good cause.

Please make your cheque payable to ‘GMB – Pakistan Flood Appeal’ and forward to: Tim Roache, GMB, Grove Hall, 60 College Grove Road, Wakefield, WF1 3RN.

Thank you.