Why should you help?
With the latest crisis in Bangladesh (30 Million affected), India
and Nepal urgent action by the British society is needed. Please
do assist with the medical and emergency aid; and help the flood
Millions of People and children are homeless, starving, drowning,
dying from waterborne diseases, diarrhea, snakebites, devastation
of crops, need clothing, shelter, medicine, doctors, clean water,
food etc. Short term and long term help is required.
Informng BritBangla Oona King MP sent out 70 letters to all London
hospitals and trusts asking them to donate the most urgently needed
medical supplies - eg rehydration salts, antibiotics, anti-diarreah
medicine etc. If there is anyone you know who has been working on
this issue who has a medical background, or involvement with medical
relief, it would be useful for Oona King to know. The Baroness Uddin
is coordinating the relief effort through the Bangladesh Emergency
Flood Appeal, and will also see if it is possible for to take medical
supplies out to Bangladesh personally, to ensure they reach the
people who need them, in September.
Images of flood victims: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/3911387.stm
Bangladesh Flood Crisis Worsens: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3928463.stm
BANGLADESH EMERGENCY FLOOD APPEAL>>
LIST OF RELIEF AID OR CHARITY ORGANISATIONS>>
FUNDRAISING EVENTS to support >>Click
BANGLADESH EMERGENCY FLOOD
PRESS RELEASE>> click
Emergency committee set up BY Baroness Uddin to coordinate relief
work to Bangladesh, 'Bangladesh Emergency Flood Appeal' (BEFA).
The aim is to coordinate all of the fundraising efforts carried
out by relief agencies, businesses and individuals, as well as ensuring
a continuing system of accountability which reaches those affected
directly and system sending donations with effective redistribution
The' Bangladesh Emergency Flood Appeal' will be pleased to receive
any contributions of money, clothing, food or medicine for the affected
CHEQUES CAN BE MADE PAYABLE TO "BANGLADESH EMERGENCY FLOOD
C/O BARONESS UDDIN
HOUSE OF LORDS
BEFA Final Report >>Click
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RELIEF AID OR CHARITY ORGANISATIONS
Please donate to these organisations who have set up programmes
of relief aid:
Bangladesh Flood Appeal
Contact: Jennifer Dewan or Nadia Khan
Tel: 020 7219 8506 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Red Cross
Contact: Rebecca Payne (Senior Fundraiser, London)
Tel: 020 7382 4650 Email: email@example.com
Address: British Red Cross, 64 London Wall, London, EC2M 5TP
Contact: Nadia Saracini (Communications & Information Officer
Tel: 020 7523 2169 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Waseem Yaqub (UK Manager)
Mobile: 07971 133 00. Tel: 0870 444 3135 Email:
Contact: Ivan Scott (Humanitarian Coordinator Mangaer)
Mobile: 07799 293707. Tel: 01865 313906. Email: email@example.com
Save the Children Fund
Contact: Arun Muttreja Email:
Other organisations working in affected
areas are International Committee of the Red
Cross (ICRC) and ActionAid.
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Charity Lunch @ The Cinnamon Club:
Sunday 10th October 2004
DINNER @ PRITHI: Monday 2nd
of Asia FUNDRAISING EVENT: Tuesday 3rd August
FUNDRAISING EVENT @ PREEM: Wednesday 4th August
Fundraising Cruise for Bangladesh Flood Relief: 28th August
Charity Dinner @ Shimla
Pinks (Birmingham):1st September
Dinner - Bangladesh Emergency Flood Appeal: Monday 13th September
@ PRITHI RESTAURANT: 2nd AUGUST
In Aid of the millions of victims of the heavy flooding in Bangladesh.
The country has seen the worst floods in decades and is in urgent
need of help.
At: Prithi Restaurant, 194 Brick Lane, Londond E1. 6.30pm
Costs: £20 per person with a variety of Indian food included.
For information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mr Salam on 07932
402033 or Mr Ahmed on 07960 151729.
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BoB FUNDRAISING EVENT @
PREEM: 4th AUGUST
When: Wednesday 4th August 6:30PM (NEXT WEEK)
Where: Preem, 120 Brick Lane, E1 6RL (Corner of Brick Lane and Hanbury
Who: Red Cross (Bangladeshi representative being Red Crescent Society)
Why: They have a good infrastructure, working there for a few years,
politically neutral and highly efficient
What else: Come and talk to the representatives and listen to how
effective your money will be. In addition we are waiting confirmation
of other VIPs
Cost: Not a cost but a minimum £20 donation per person
How: Email confirmations email@example.com or send cheque*
Friends/Colleagues: As this is helping those ravaged by the disastrous
floods, this event is open to all
* Please make the cheque payable to "BoB Professionals"
and send it to BoB Professionals 88 Tomswood Hill Hainault Essex
It goes without saying that your support and effort will be a blessing
for those who are desperately in need. Please join us in helping
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From Broad St. to Bangladesh’
@ Shimla Pinks (Birmingham)
As you maybe aware of the recent floods in Bangladesh, millions
of people have been left homeless and countless amount of people
have died as a result of the huge floods.
Charity Dinner to be held at >Shimla Pinks on Wednesday 1st September
2004. All proceeds will go
>directly to those affected in Bangladesh.
There will be live performances on stage featuring Raghav plus more
throughout the evening.
Tickets are priced at £20 per head. This will include a full
Doors will open at 6pm and will run throughout the evening, please
arrive by 7pm.
T here will also have a prize draw on the night.
If you would like to make a separate donation for this cause you
are more than welcome to do so. Please ask to speak to the management
or call Kameo (Shimla Pinks) on 0121-633 0366.
On a final note, as you are aware those people living in such poverty
don’t have the luxury that we do, so any small donation you can
offer would be great.
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Dinner -Bangladesh Emgergency Flood Appeal: 13th September 2004
The Winter Gardens, Canary Wharf, 7pm
The ‘Bangladesh Emergency Flood Appeal’ (BEFA) has been set up
in order to coordinate our contributions from Britain. The aim is
to ensure maximum cooperation between all the major relief agencies,
businesses and individuals, as well as ensuring every penny raised
goes directly to those affected, minimising the bureaucracy often
associated in the formal process of relief distribution.
The BEFA working group, chaired by Baroness Uddin, includes, Oona
King MP, Kerry Pollard MP, Lord Ahmed, Lord Patel of Blackburn,
Mohammed Sarwar MP, HE A. H. Moffazal Karim High Commissioner for
Bangladesh, and many others. It is also supported by DFID, Islamic
relief, Oxfam, Red Cross, Muslim Hands, Save the Children, CAFOD,
Christian Aid and others.
Much effort has also been made by the Bangladeshi community and
businesses to fundraise for this cause, but alone we cannot match
the needs of those suffering in Bangladesh. We are thus appealing
to a wider network of individuals and businesses to help assist
in our efforts. This would involve you and your friends or colleagues
attending the above dinner with us, where the emphasis will be on
entertainment - we promise you a great time, with jazz musicians,
Bengali artists, comedians, a raffle, auction and much more.
Tickets for this charity event are reasonably priced at £25
per person. Tickets will follow shortly after confirmation of attendance.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation,
please make cheques payable to ‘Bangladesh Emergency Flood Appeal’
and send to C/o Baroness Uddin, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW.
For tickets Jennifer Dewan Tel: 0207
219 8506 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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@ Cinnamon Club: Sunday 10th October 2004
Cinnamon Club restaurant is holding a lunch on Sunday October 10th
to raise money for the millions of people ravaged by the recent
floods in Bangladesh and India. The cost is £50 per person
including wine with all proceeds going to Red Cross Asian Floods
Appeal. Support an excellent cause!
For info check www.cinnamonclub.com
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Unite to Raise Funds for Flood Appeal
The Bengali community turned out in their numbers on Tuesday night,
3rd August, for a fundraising event to play their part in supporting
their fellow Bangladeshis affected by the devastating floods. Pride
of Asia, known for its mouth-watering curries and popular choice
for many weddings, along with BritBangla, a rapidly fast growing
organisation representing the 2nd and 3rd generation British Bengalis,
combined their time and resources to organise the charity event.
The venue was set within the perimeters of Queen Mary & Westfield
University, at the Student Union Halls.
While the storm threatened to jeopardise the event, it did not
prevent the VIPs and the guests from attending this urgent appeal.
The special guest supporters included the mayor of Tower Hamlets,
Cllr Manir Uddin Ahmed, The Baroness Uddin, George Galloway MP and
the newly elected Cllr Murad Quershi, GLA Member. The event also
attracted various members from the Bengali media including Sarwar
Ahmed, publisher of ASIANA, and the Bangla Mirror Editorial Board.
In his speech the mayor of Tower Hamlets pleaded to the Bengali
community “please give donations Bangladesh needs your help as millions
of people are affected by the floods and we must help to ease the
The event proved to be a major success as donations were been offered
by local businesses and further funds were raised through raffle
sales. Two lucky winners won a return trip to Bangladesh thanks
to Travel Link and another guest won a trip to Atlanta, USA, donation
prize from Air Express Travel & Tours. Bangla Mirror also contributed
to the raffle prizes by giving a one-year subscription. During the
course of the evening, the guests were entertained by a number of
performances including one of the top rock bands in Bangladesh,
Purple Blues along with singers Alaur Rahman, Iffat Ara, Ameen Raja
Moni. Also performing was a newly formed dance group called Flex
FX Production who dazzled guests with their spectacular dance routines.
The money raised from that evening would go towards medical supplies,
dry seeds and fertilizer and distributing it to the flood victims
in Bangladesh. Shelim Ahmed, proprietor of Pride of Asia, will himself
fly to Bangladesh paying for his own airfare, to ensure that donations
are distributed to the affected areas.
On behalf of Pride of Asia and BritBangla, a special thank you
goes out to all those who attended.
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