Luton Delivers in Time (NEW)

    Last summer’s devastating floods in Pakistan may have faded from people’s memories, but the aftermath continues to prove just as difficult for many of its victims. As thousands continue to live in makeshift camps, staff at Luton Council and one of London’s major airports have continued to give hope to those still struggling since last August’s deluge.

    London Luton Airport, in association with Luton Borough Council and other key community partners, collected and delivered much needed goods to the victims of last year’s floods who were still living in difficult conditions. A selection of drop-off points was coordinated at schools and community centres throughout Luton for locals to drop off blankets, food items and toiletries. The items were then packaged and flown out directly by London Luton Airport who incurred all the costs of transportation.

    The project was implemented by the UK based charity Ummah Welfare Trust on 23rd January. They identified 556 families for distribution. These families were still residing in tent villages in the Nowshera district – an area which was completely submerged in last year’s floods – and had endured freezing temperatures in the past couple of months with little, if any, shelter.

    Each family received a 25kg food package containing rice, meat, pulses, sugar, and other non-food essentials such as soap. Blankets and winter aid packs were also gifted to each family. Thanks to London Luton Airport, around 2200 people benefited from this aid distribution project.

    “We have been very impressed by the level of support the local community have shown towards the appeal and London Luton Airport are delighted to have supported such a worthwhile cause. Working with the Ummah Welfare Trust was a pleasure, helping to organise the campaign and give it transparency. Having such a comprehensive feedback report on the distribution of aid has allowed us to inform our community partners of the difference their support has made to over 550 families in Pakistan.”

    Sian Pearce
    Community Relations Executive
    London Luton Airport


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    Pictures of the aid being distributed in Pakistan:

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