Walk to raise money for flood victims

A SPONSORED walk will take place later this month to raise money for victims of the Bangladesh flood.Members of the Bangladeshi community in Suffolk have set up a committee in an attempt to raise funds for the worst affected areas of their homeland.

A SPONSORED walk will take place later this month to raise money for victims of the Bangladesh flood.

Members of the Bangladeshi community in Suffolk have set up a committee in an attempt to raise funds for the worst affected areas of their homeland.

Individual efforts have already been made by restaurateurs at the Jorna, Maharani , Taj Mahal and Bekash but the committee have decided to organise an event on a larger scale.

The walk will take place on Sunday, September 26 at 10am in the grounds of Orwell Park not Chantry Park as originally planned.

More than 100 people are expected to walk the five mile route including members of the committee.

Mahbubal Alam, chairman of the group, said: "We want to involve the Bangladeshi community and the wider community as well – not only Bangladeshis but the whole of Ipswich and Suffolk.

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"I think we will raise about £5000-6000. We have produced some T-shirts and we are also going to sell those."

Abdul Motlib, committee member, added: "About 30 million people have been affected and we thought we have got to see what we can do."

To get involved in the walk or to make a donation contact Mr Alam on 01394 210670 or Mr Motlib on 01473 744716.

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