Millions of people need urgent help in Pakistan due to the devastating recent floods which has left homes and livelihoods ruined.
In Peterborough, the community has already stepped up with tens of thousands of pounds being raised from city charities, mosques and individuals which will go towards helping the relief effort. This includes the Faizan E Madina Mosque and Children of Adam.
But with a third of the country under water - an area the size of the UK – much more assistance is needed.
Many people in Peterborough will be personally affected by the floods due to having family there, and a call has gone out for people to help Pakistani residents in their hour of need.
Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “We have a large Pakistani community here and I know many people whose families have suffered from these devastating floods.
“Seeing the damage on TV has been heartbreaking, but as always our residents and groups have stepped up to give generously to support those in desperate need of aid.
“I would encourage anyone who can spare anything to support the appeal and help those who have literally lost everything.”
The UK Government will match pound-for-pound up to £5 million donated by the public to this appeal. For more information, visit the Disaster Emergency Committee website