Charity walk aims to bring relief to flood-hit Pakistan

WALKERS Nasir Jamil (left) and former Mayor James Scholes who took part

A SOUTHBOROUGH charity is hoping to raise £1,000 following the recent news of flooding in Pakistan that has seen one-third of the country submerged.

The Jamil Trust, set up by Nasir Jamil, conducted a five-kilometre charity walk earlier this month to raise money for the stricken country, which raised more than £500.

Around £200 was raised within a few days of publicising the event, with more recent donations totalling over £500, but a JustGiving page remains active with a target of £1,000.

The Disasters Emergency Committee has explained that even smaller donations of £10 could provide essential hygiene supplies for two people in Pakistan.

Mr Jamil told the Times: “The people of Tunbridge Wells, especially the Pakistani community, were shocked to know the scale of disaster caused by floods in Pakistan. Hundreds of people are dead, millions are displaced with no homes and food. Every little helps.”

The fundraising walk on September 3 comes just a month after the Jamil Trust and wider British-Pakistani community members, celebrated 75 years of Pakistani independence alongside local MP Greg Clark last month.

Donations can be made via Succession plans could include converting the property portfolio into a property development portfolio to attract business property relief – the plan for 54 per cent of all landlords surveyed who did have a succession plan.

Meanwhile, 43 per cent were considering a charitable trust – which enables the handover of business to heirs with minimal tax exposure.

Other options considered by this group of forward planners include family trusts (35 per cent), family investment companies (28 per cent) and acquiring agricultural properties to qualify for agricultural relief (26 per cent), said the Handelsbanken report.

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