Stockport Council backs Pakistan flood appeal

From Stockport Council:

Stockport Council is launching a month long appeal to raise the profile of the flooding disaster in Pakistan to give the borough’s residents the opportunity to support the victims. The flooding has had a devastating effect on millions of people’s lives in Pakistan and funding is urgently needed for aid to help those affected.

The Council is urging employees, residents and community groups to organise fundraising events to raise much needed funding for the UK Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) throughout September. Council employees have already held a number of fundraising events to raise money for the appeal. To raise the profile of the flooding disaster the Pakistan flag will be flown from the Town Hall at various times throughout September.

The Council is encouraging people to donate funds directly to the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal by phoning 0370 60 90 900 or send cheques to DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal and post it to DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal, PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA or visit http://www.dec.org.uk/donate_now. However for those who wish to donate through the Council there will be two collection points on the Town Hall Reception and one at Stockport Direct and people can also contact the Council on 0161 474 3176 to arrange to give any fundraising money to the authority to send to the DEC.

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