Over £2.5M raised so far by generous donors in Peterborough, Leeds, Bradford and Oldham

In a stellar effort, over £2.5 million has been raised within a week for a free healthcare facility, which is set to change the lives of million of people in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, and surrounding areas.

The £32M three-year project at Jorian near Jatlan in the Mirpur District is being developed and delivered by the Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust (KORT), renowned for their charitable work in Pakistan over the last 18-years.

The latest event held on Friday 28th June at the Eastern Pavillion in Featherstall Road, Oldham, is the fourth of nine fundraising events is spearheaded by founder and chairman Chaudhry Mohammed Akhtar. Earlier events have been held in Peterborough, Leeds and Bradford.

Oldham’s Pakistani and Kashmiri community donated a collective £450,000 for KORT’s hospital project.

KORT’s new 500 bed hospital complex will feature an Accident & Emergency department, along with full hospital services such as outpatient care, radiology, paediatrics, pathology, pulmonary, dental and eye clinics, proving an essential lifeline for the poor and needy.

With 4.5 million residents living before below the poverty line, many encounter significant obstacles when seeking specialised medical treatment, often necessitating costly and exhausting journeys to Islamabad.

Ch Mohammed Akhtar comments: “We are extending to serve those affected by natural disasters and poverty, by providing access to free healthcare services to the people of Kashmir and Pakistan.

“We have committed to developing a hospital and on site educational facilities – a vision to establish a first of its kind medical centre stemming from a profound need for accessible and quality healthcare services in the region.

“The healthcare system operates under strain receiving just 2.5% of the government budget.

“This insufficient allocation has resulted in shortages in healthcare. Along with providing accessible quality medical services, we are going beyond saving the lives by providing training facilities for medics, nurses and more.”

Visit kort.org.uk for more information.

Further fundraising events are planned in Derby, Luton, Birmingham, Slough and Dewsbury.

You can attend the below events in a city near you by calling any of the mobile numbers on the posters, and reserve your admission ticket.