Raising Funds for Nepal

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£2,000 raised for aid to Nepal

A charity dinner has raised £2,000 for those who have suffered during the Nepal earthquake. The Midlands Community Association, fronted by Burton businessman Mohammed Jami and former member of Burton Rotary Club, organised the event which was held in Mezbaan, in New Street, Burton, where guests dined on Asian cuisine.  The money raised would be given to Burton Rotary Club to channel through to Nepal.

 Mr Jamil said: "It was a sold out event which raised £2,000 and was supported by the YMCA, Burton Albion, Burton and South Derbyshire University Technical College, Burton Business Club, the chamber of commerce, the Burton Civic Society and many more."

The first picture in the slideshow shows Mohammed Jamil outside the Mezbaan Restaurant. The above picture shows Rod Gent, president of Burton Rotary Club, Mayor of East Staffordshire David Leese, director of Burton Albion Frank Spiers and Sad Miah, manager at Mezbaan.

On Monday 29th June President Rod was delighted, at the end of year 'Handover' lunch, to receive a cheque for £2,000 from the proprietors of the Mesbaar Indian Restaurant, to be sent to Nepal, photo below.

To date the local Rotary District District (District 1220) has raised £45,523 which has been sent to Nepal. This has provided 3,000 temporary homes, 1,000 permanent homes and funds for the reconstruction of schools. Shelterbox has housed 15,000 people. Together Burton and Bretby Rotary Clubs have donated £7,000 which includes the £3000 from the collections in the town.

 Our sincere thanks go to Jamil and the Burton people for their support and generosity.