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MP mans fund-raising stall to help Pakistan flood victims

September 2, 2010 3:47 PM

Julian HuppertMP Julian Huppert has volunteered to man a fund-raising stall in Cambridge city centre on Saturday (September 4) to help victims of the Pakistan flood.

Julian will be joining volunteers outside the Grafton Centre between 12.15pm and 1pm on the stall organised by Cambridge Pakistan Cultural Association.

He said: "I would urge everyone to give what they can afford to this appeal. Even a small donation could buy desperately needed medicines and food for the £2 million people displaced by this disaster.

"Cambridge has shown time and time again that it is a united place where all nationalities live and work side by side and I am sure this call for help will prove no exception.

"I am delighted to be able to give up my time to support this appeal and I hope people will take the opportunity to visit the fund-raising stall and find out how they can help."

The Pakistan flood is the biggest the country has ever faced and the total area covered by flood water is bigger than the UK.

Mirza Biag, Chairman of the Cambridge Pakistan Cultural Association said: "We really feel proud of Julian and are very thankful for his support.

"He has always been very involved in charity work and we are delighted that he is still very accessible since his election as MP.

"This disaster has left people with no medicine and no food. Women are delivering their babies by the roadside with no help.

"Julian's decision to stand with us has given many of our members great encouragement."

The fund-raising stall will be manned between 10am and 5pm. Anyone wishing to support the appeal can do so through Lloyds Bank, account number 0556712, sort code 30-13-55.