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Weʼre raising £200 to help get our friend Shimin Shankar & his family back into their home after flooding

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Our friend in Kerala has been affected by serious flooding in the area. His family home is under water so they've been evacuated to a local school. There are currently 54,000 people in this situation as half of Kerala is under some level of water.

The full extent of the damage to Shankar's home won't be known until the flood waters subside but what we do know is that he doesn't have any money to rebuild and there is unlikely to be Government help. He works hard as a driver but the flooding means that he can't work and tourism will be hugely impacted so his opportunities to earn money are very limited.

A colleague with an Indian bank account has kindly agreed to transfer any money we can raise directly to our friend. We've sent him £50 today to get him through the next couple of weeks.

A little money goes a long way in Kerala so anything you can contribute to help our lovely friend who looked after us so well when we were in Kerala would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Kirsten Baird11 hrs ago
    Kirsten Baird

    Kirsten Baird

    11 hrs ago

    Things are getting worse in Kerala, particularly in Shankar's home town. The immediate priority is safety and getting food and clean water but once this is over the rebuilding required will be enormous. Thank you so much for your support for someone you don't know but who I like and respect hugely x

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Page last updated on: 8/17/2018 9:57 PM



  • Anne & Jim

    Anne & Jim

    Aug 17, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Aug 17, 2018

    Just seen images on news! Shocking - we are very privileged indeed


  • Moira Anderson

    Moira Anderson

    Aug 17, 2018


  • Katrina O’Brien

    Katrina O’Brien

    Aug 17, 2018

    Hope you reach your total - very good cause! 💜


  • Jo Laidlaw

    Jo Laidlaw

    Aug 17, 2018


  • Jillian Mackay

    Jillian Mackay

    Aug 15, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Aug 12, 2018

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