The dinner by the Tameside based charity was held to raise awareness of the plight of people affected by cyclone Alya at the Al-Walis banqueting hall in Levenshulme Greater Manchester. It was attended by UK Health Minster Ann Keen MP, Anwar Choudhury the director of International Institutions at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Asad Alam Siam the Assitant High Commissioner for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Rt Honourable Gerald Kaufman.
The event was hosted by Cllr Luthfur Rahman and Cllr Maryam Khan and was attended by distinguished guests, businessmen and women from around the northwest. Mizanur Rahman the Founder of the Tameside based Just Help Foundation welcomed everyone to the event and advisor Muzahid Khan explained the background to the charity, its recent achievements and future plans.
Former British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury commented that Just help Foundation is an action oriented charity and one which is doing work for people who are the most disadvantaged in Bangladesh. Cllr Luthfur Rahman announced the names of announced the names of high achieving young people in volunteering and community action, who were presented plaques in recognition or their efforts. The Foundation also presented crests to the special guests of the evening.
The event finished with a raffle, an auction and live music which were received with much enthusiasm by the guests.
Bangladesh is a country affected by natural disasters which have become increasingly frequent due to the impact of climate change. Britain is leading the way towards sustainable development in the country and is the single biggest donor to Bangladesh.