An appeal to help victims of flooding in the south of England has raised around £5,000.
An appeal to help victims of flooding in the south of England has raised around £5,000. The Indian Muslim Welfare Society (IMWS) in Purlwell, Batley, has teamed up with the Rabetah Institute of Islamic Scholars for the emergency appeal. Donations can be made via local Masjids or at the Al-Hikmah Centre in Track Road, where the IMWS is based. Centre manager Musa azi said the appeal was kick-started as news of the flooding broke.He said: “The IMWS has always had a long history of collecting for good causes around the world, so with this being so close to home it was a relatively easy decision. “We are not surprised that the Muslim community have once again come out and fully backed our latest appeal. “As Muslims we have a duty to help our fellow human beings and we will be supporting people and communities that have been affected by the floods and severe weather.” Widespread flooding across the south west of England, the Midlands and parts of Wales has seen almost 6,000 homes flooded. Aberystwyth, Tewkesbury, Salisbury, and the Somerset Levels have been the worst hit areas, with 100mph winds battering coastal areas. Around 3,000 soldiers have been deployed to help with the crisis, while rivers remain swollen with water. To donate to the IMWS/Rabetah appeal, or for more information, call Moulana Hashim Sacha on 07780456617 or call the centre on 01924 500555.