Jones Myers Oxygen for India fundraising exceeds £12k

Kate Banerjee

A local Just Giving campaign supported by niche family law firm Jones Myers to help millions of COVID-19 sufferers in India has raised over £12k.

The Oxygen for India Emergency Appeal – set up by the British Asian Trust following the catastrophic rise in COVID-19 cases in India – has received over £5m in donations to date.

The contributions are enabling the purchase of oxygen concentrators and other vital medical support. Wider campaign goals include increasing access to vaccinations, protecting children’s wellbeing and safety and rebuilding livelihoods.

Jones Myers partner, Kate Banerjee and her husband, Paul Banerjee, initiated the local Appeal and are delighted with the heartfelt response it has received. Kate has conducted a virtual meeting with Richard Hawkes, CEO of the British Asian Trust and will continue to liaise with the Trustees as the campaign evolves.

Kate said: “The oxygen for India appeal has helped thousands of people and continues to make a significant difference to so many. Positive signs and cause for hope are emerging and hard to reach communities are being helped.

“Planning is underway for the next stage and, as so many aspects of life in India and South Asia have been devastated and children left orphaned, there is much to do. The British Asian Trust will continue to provide help and support. Heartfelt thanks to everyone for your contribution and ongoing support.”

The inspirational charity – which tackles poverty across South Asia to help people transform their lives – was set up in 2007 by the Prince of Wales and a group of British Asian business leaders.

All donations go directly towards funding the Emergency Appeal and assist those who require oxygen treatment or emergency support during the current wave of the pandemic in India.

Since the beginning of May, record daily infections and deaths are being reported from rural areas, home to over 70 per cent of India’s 1.3 billion population where hunger, reduced income, and insufficient access to food are widespread.

You can support the Jones Myers Just Giving fundraising appeal here https://bit.ly/2Rsyik4

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