Bedford Borough Council Staff - Pakistan Flood Appeal
Staff at Bedford Borough Council raised
£755.68 to go to the Disaster Emergency Committee for the Pakistan
Floods Appeal. The collection took place at Bedford Borough Council
and Conduit Road Day Centre (where services users also
contributed), throughout Friday 20th August.
Pakistan has been affected by the country’s
worst floods in more than 80 years. Over 1,500 people are
reported to have died with that number likely to rise as more
information becomes available. About 17 million people are believed
to have been affected by the floods which may worsen as further
rain falls and water moves downstream.
The Mayor of Bedford Borough Council, Dave
Hodgson, said: “The money raised will go to those affected areas of
Pakistan that are in desperate need of food, shelter and medical
attention. The hardship faced by these flood victims is very much
in our thoughts and staff have been very generous in offering their
support to this appeal.”
The Disasters Emergency Committee has
expressed grave concern following reports of cholera in Pakistan's
Swat Valley. With floodwaters affecting a fifth of the country, and
stretching for more than 600 miles, the DEC warned that millions of
people are at risk of potentially deadly water borne diseases.
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.