Upper Clapton school aids child victims of Pakistan floods
Food packages from pupils offer lifeline
Over 100 boxes containing a life-line to families devastated by the floods in Pakistan have been donated by children and parents at an Upper Clapton primary School.
The “life-boxes” collected by Northwold School in Northwold Road contain essential items including high energy foods like biscuits and basics such as water, longlife milk and soap.
Headteacher Alison Kriel said: “The children were pupils were quite humbled by the little amount that can feed a family of four for three days.”
Led by the school’s Senior Administrator Shaida Karwa elected parents championed the cause in the school playground to help reach the minimum 500kg needed.
You may also want to watch:
All the life-boxes will be transported for free from Heathrow next week by Pakistan International Airlines in support of the tragedy.
Mrs Kriel added: “We all looked on ifitweremyhome.com and our pupils were absolutely shocked to see how big an area the floods have spread.”
- 1 Investigation launched after Stamford Hill lockdown wedding
- 2 Man sentenced for assault on Homerton Hospital nurse
- 3 Prospect of £10K fine after Stamford Hill wedding
- 4 Man sentenced after teenage boy groomed on Snapchat to sell heroin
- 5 Police seize lock and 'Rambo-style' knifes in London Fields
- 6 Man wrestled to floor during attempted robbery in Finsbury Park
- 7 Hackney surgery named GP Team of the Year
- 8 Covid vaccination hub opening in Westfield next week
- 9 Jailed: 'Dangerous' Hackney predator found with 1,600 indecent child images
- 10 Hackney ‘poised’ to undertake school closures after drop in pupil numbers
According to the Disasters Emergency Committee over 1600 people are reported to have died and 20 million are said to have been affected by the floods, with survivors now at serious risk from potentially deadly diseases.