Charity night for cyclone victims

VICTIMS of weather disasters in Bangladesh will be helped by a special charity night set to be staged in Felixstowe.Mahbub Alam Shamim, owner of the Bombay Nite restaurant in Walton, is holding the event on Tuesday - to help those people still recovering from disastrous flooding earlier this year and those hit by this month's tropical cyclone.

VICTIMS of weather disasters in Bangladesh will be helped by a special charity night set to be staged in Felixstowe.

Mahbub Alam Shamim, owner of the Bombay Nite restaurant in Walton, is holding the event on Tuesday - to help those people still recovering from disastrous flooding earlier this year and those hit by this month's tropical cyclone.

He said the evening at the restaurant in Walton High Street would have a real party atmosphere with a five-course meal, a quiz, raffle with prizes, and lots of fun games.

It starts at 6.30pm and people should book tables by ringing 01394 272131.


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Mr Shamim said: “We are hoping it will be a fantastic night and raise a lot of money for the appeal.

“People are suffering very badly in Bangladesh and often we do not hear much about it on our news programmes.

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“The cyclone has affected hundreds of thousands of people and we want to help in any way we can.”

The cyclone Sidr slammed into the south east coast of Bangladesh, killing 3,100 people and leaving about one million homeless.

It lashed the coastline with winds of more than 140mph, creating storm surges which reached more than a metre high. Heavy rains caused widespread flooding which destroyed thousands of homes, and left many districts without power.

Much of Bangladesh is low lying and the country is no stranger to tropical cyclones.

One of the deadliest on record, Cyclone Gorky hit the Chittagong province in April 1991, killing more than 130,000 people.

More than ten million were left homeless after the cyclone created a six metre storm surge, causing widespread flooding and devastation.

n. Do you know anyone affected by the disaster? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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