Pakistani-Brit boxer Amir Khan hosted a fundraiser this past week for flood relief for Pakistan. The fundraiser took place in his home town of Bolton, England. He has been working with the relief agency OxFam, with whom they were able to raise 101,000 British pounds at the fundraiser. The money was earmarked in particular to rebuild schools in the Shahdad Kot area of the Sindh province in South Pakistan. Khan had already been very active in Pakistan flood relief awareness and fundraising having visited the front lines of the devastation with OxFam last September. He even helped first-hand with distribution of aid at that time..
Khan told the Manchester Evening News, â€œThe Pakistani floods were a massive disaster and it will take time for people to rebuild their lives. Even today some peopleâ€™s fields are full of waist-high flood water. Thousands of families are still living under canvas in the camps and the temperatures are plummeting. We should not forget the families who are caught up in the floods. One fifth of the country â€“ an area larger than England â€“ was under water, with 1.6 million homes destroyed or damaged and 2.2 million hectares of crops lost.â€ So this is one successful athlete who has not forgotten his roots and has not forgotten his duties on this earth.