Mayor Supports Pakistan Floods Appeal
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson,
took a decision on 23rd August to donate the sum of £2,000 to the
Pakistan Floods Appeal, sourced from the Mayor’s Discretionary
Fund. The donation has now been sent to the Disaster Emergency
The Mayor of Bedford Borough Council, Dave
Hodgson, said: “This £2,000 will go to towards helping to fund the
life-saving work in Pakistan. The aftermath of the floods means
there is a serious risk to survivors from potentially deadly
diseases. Just because it is not on the front pages of the
newspapers any more does not mean that the disaster is over for
those affected. The hardship faced by the flood victims is very
much in our thoughts.”
To date, the DEC, member agencies and their
partners, have helped nearly three million people affected by the
Separately, staff at Bedford Borough Council
had raised £755.68 to go to the appeal, after a collection took
place throughout Friday 20th August.
The Disasters Emergency Appeal Committee has
launched a national appeal given the level of devastation suffered
and the number of people affected by the flooding.
For more information on ways to donate go to
http://www.dec.org.uk/ or contact the
DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal on 0370 60 60 900.