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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Northampton Floods May 2018

Far Cotton, Northampton

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Hello everyone, my name is Zukhruf Naji. I'm 25 years old, and in Easter 1998, me, my family and my community suffered the worst flood in living memory in Far Cotton, Northampton.

Homes, cars and local businesses were all damaged severely.

With time, these were all replaced or repaired; but the psychological wounds were not so easily repaired…

As a 5-year-old it was difficult to understand what had happened and what the consequences for my family would be.

I remember the waters rushing into every home and even sweeping cars down the street. Many of us were trapped upstairs in our houses and needed to be rescued by the fire brigade. As the water subsided, people from all around Northampton opened up their hearts to us.

One thing which has stuck with me to this day is a collection which was made for the children of Far Cotton in 1998. It was a collection of brand new toys.

After watching my favourite toys float away in the flood water, it was so comforting to be given a brand-new toy. It helped bring normality to the experience for me and taught me that in times of severe need, people pull together.

20 years on…the same has happened again.

Although I no longer live in Far Cotton, the memories I have of the flood will live with me forever.

I hope to do the same thing that was done for me 20 years ago; and give the local children affected by the floods 1 toy each.

I will be contacting businesses in Northampton for donations but I will be also raising funds to purchase brand new toys. I am aiming for £2000 in the first instance and I am confident we can reach this target with all of your help.

Please give whatever you can and spread this link with family and friends.

Many thanks

Zukhruf

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      Jun 2, 2018

      £5.00

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      May 30, 2018

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      May 29, 2018

      £10.00

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      May 28, 2018

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      May 28, 2018

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      May 28, 2018

      £5.00

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      May 28, 2018

      £10.00

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