Oldham man organises dinner to raise funds for those affected by Bangladesh floods
Amin Babor Chowdhury (right) with the guests at the charity dinner
The recent floods in Bangladesh have received international focus due to the sheer devastation it has caused to the lives of many.
In an effort to provide aid to those suffering the most, Oldham resident Amin Babor Chowdhury, 40, organised a charity dinner which was attended and supported by people across Greater Manchester including the Mayor of Rochdale, Ali Ahmed and the Deputy Lieutenants Muzahid Khan and Darren Clark.
The meal, organised at Turnpike By Maya in Oldham, raised funds of about £1200 for donation to three charities – Global Relief Trust (GRT), Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Student Aid SUST) and Greater Manchester Helping Hands which has many British Bangladeshis involved in it.
Chowdhury said, “The staff at the restaurant were very supportive of our cause, the tickets were £30 but they donated most of the money themselves and took a little bit of money from us. It was a very colourful and successful night.”
“We are the best creation of God therefore it is our moral duty to support each other during times of crises, whether in the UK, Bangladesh or Ukraine. We are all the same as we are humans so we need to help each other in times of need,” he added.
Chowdhury, who is known to have done a lot of charity work over the course of years, was presented with the Oldham Mayor’s appreciation award for services to charity by Former Mayor of Oldham, Jennifer Harrison earlier. She said, “I am delighted to give the award to Amin Babor Chowdhury who’s done amazing charity work over a sustained period. He also champions achievement through education.”
The Oldham man raised around £4000 for charity during the holy month of Ramadan which was distributed among three charities. He was also announced the finalist at the Fusion Man of the Year Award for his dedication to charity work.