Appeal to Swindon people to assist
A group of families living in West and North Swindon have joined a worldwide appeal for aid boxes of essential items to be sent to Pakistan for distribution. And they are calling on Swindon people to help by packing small boxes of basic essential items to help a family get through the emergency. The first collection in early September resulted in 100 boxes being sent from the town. The group hope for many more.
PIA, the Pakistani national airline, are flying flood relief supplies from around the world to Pakistan free of charge. It also arranges the dispatch of boxes to reputable relief agencies for onward distribution to the worst affected areas.When packed, label the box ‘Pakistan Flood Relief Pack’ on at least two sides using a printed label or marker pen. All boxes donated are delivered to PIA at Heathrow.
Group member Imran Ashraf said, “please spread the word and encourage friends and family to donate too.
“Personally I was a bit sceptical when the appeal for aid boxes was first launched, but what is not being reported in the media is that food prices have rocketed in Pakistan. People who were very poor already now have even less to survive on. We know that each box you make up will provide a lifeline for a family in their hour of need.
“Thank you for your support and generosity.”
Packed and labelled boxes can be dropped off at The SwindonLink office at Basepoint Business Centre, Rivermead Drive, Westlea – behind the old Renault building.
For details mail: email@example.com or call 0788 44 76 928.
Pictured, Second delivery from Swindon ready to go, back from left, Imran Ashraf, Fatima Khan, Matt Jones, Khizer Haroon, Meru Khizer, Alan Gansert, Faraz Ahmed, Ejaz Khan. Front, Duri Ashraf with Zayaan and Zoha
Children from Shaw Ridge Primary School with some of the boxes donated in early September
The following items are requested to be packed into a cardboard box measuring about 15” x 15” x 12.”