Fans urged to dig deep for Bangladesh

IPSWICH Town Football Club fans are encouraged to dig deep in their pockets tomorrowto raise money for the victims of Bangladesh's cyclone.Members of the Bangladeshi community in Ipswich have been holding a number of fundraising events for the Appeal for Bangladesh Cyclone following last month's disaster, which killed 15,000 people and devastated seven million lives.

IPSWICH Town Football Club fans are encouraged to dig deep in their pockets tomorrowto raise money for the victims of Bangladesh's cyclone.

Members of the Bangladeshi community in Ipswich have been holding a number of fundraising events for the Appeal for Bangladesh Cyclone following last month's disaster, which killed 15,000 people and devastated seven million lives.

There will be a collection taking place during Town's home match against Burnley tomorrow, and Mahbub Alam Shamim, a member of the Bangladeshi community, who met with Ipswich's captain Jason De Vos and striker Alan Lee to promote the campaign, hopes the fans will donate generously.

Mr Shamim said: “We have had lots of support from businesses and organisations in the area, including Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Constabulary.

“We are going to be holding other fundraising activities as the weeks go on and ask people to give us their support. “There will be a collection during the match as we want to involve everyone in the fundraising effort.”

The aim of ABC is to build a shelter in the region, which will last for years and break the cycle of seasonal destruction and rebuilding.

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If anyone would like to donate, they can write a cheque payable to the Emergency Disaster Fund, at Lloyds TSB, sort code 30-94-55 and account number 00187403. Alternatively they can call Mr Shamim on 07968 121656.

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