Mosque and Rotary Club members rally round after Nepal earthquake

Mosque and Rotary Club members have rallied round to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake

Mosque and Rotary Club members have rallied round to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake

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The Rotary Club and Aylesbury’s mosque have rallied round to raise money for Nepal .

The country was hit by an earthquake last week, and Aylesbury Mosque elders wasted no time in stepping in to help.

A collection at Friday prayers raised £880, which will go towards helping those affected by the natural disaster.

Iftekhar Bashir, mosque president, said: “Any humanitarian crisis, needs humanity to reach out, if it has the means and to help those affected. The Muslim tradition is always to reach out in charity and support whenever and wherever possible. In line with this tradition the congregation at Aylesbury Ghausia Mosque were asked after Friday prayer to contribute to a charity collection for the victims of the Nepalese earthquake. Within half an hour £880 pounds was collected illustrating once again the generosity of the congregation. We pray that all those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal feel ease after the difficulty they are suffering.”

The Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds also responded, and is sending a shelter box and an aqua box to the disaster hit country.

A shelter box is tailored to the event and contains equipment for a displaced family to use. An aqua box provides safe drinking water to help sustain families and keep them healthy.