Bestway Wholesale launches fundraiser to help many affected by floods in Pakistan
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UK’s second-largest wholesaler, Bestway Wholesale, which runs its operations in the UK and Pakistan and has strong ties with South Asian country, has announced a fundraiser to help those affected by the floods.
The disaster, said to be the worst the country has faced in decades, has left many without access to clean water, food and homes.
The Wholesale is working with Bestway Foundation to collect funds at depot collections and fundraising website JustGiving.com. The Foundation has set its goal towards working with various charities across the world to be able to help on ground and deliver aid to those who need it the most.
British Pakistani businessman Dawood Pervez, Managing Director of Bestway Wholesale – whose father Sir Anwar Pervez (Founder and Chairman of the Bestway Group), was born in Pakistan, said, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and destruction that has been caused by this terrible flooding across Pakistan.
As a company which has retained its heritage and links to Pakistan to this day, we want to do all we can to support the recovery efforts and help those that need help the most. We know how desperate the situation is right now before disease and further suffering sets in.
With the significant investment already been made by Bestway Group, allows us to actively provide immediate relief; and by working in partnership with local businesses and financial institutions we are putting in place long-term sustainable measures so that we can rehabilitate the masses affected by this national tragedy.
We are now appealing to all our supply partners, friends, customers, and colleagues to join with us and support this cause to help the people of Pakistan.”
Bestway Group, which is the UK’s leading foreign investor has pledged US $1.0 million towards financial and material support to the people of Pakistan. The group also owns United Bank Limited (the second largest private bank in Pakistan) and Bestway Cement (the second largest cement manufacturer in Pakistan).
Pervez adds, “We know Pakistan is already reeling from economic and political crises and for months the country has been suffering from double-digit inflation, driven by soaring food and fuel prices.
Our Bestway Foundation is well-placed to support and help with this crisis – to date we have raised nearly £40m for charities across Pakistan and Europe and we are doing all we can, to ensure funds can be deployed swiftly to get aid to those who desperately need it.”
For those wishing to donate to the Bestway Foundation fund-raising, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bestwayfoundationpakistanfloodrelief?utm_term=Wg62834pk
To find out where the Bestway Wholesale depots are located, please click www.bestwaywholesale.co.uk/depot-locator