In support of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan Floods Appeal and the Pakistan Environment Trust, Jemima Goldsmith, ex-wife of former premier Imran Khan, and her brother Ben Goldsmith, have raised over £150,000 for flood victims in Pakistan.
Over one hundred prominent Pakistani and Indian figures attended a charity dinner thrown by the siblings in the heart of London.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London; Fatima Bhutto, author; Noreen Khan and Sam Naz, British television hosts; Zeeshan Shah, Pakistan’s Overseas Investment Adviser; and Adam Thomson, former UK High Commissioner to Pakistan, were among the attendees at the event.
Jemima, who is also an ambassador for UNICEF and an English TV and film producer and writer, said at the occasion, “The Pakistan floods have been on such a devastating scale that it’s difficult to comprehend, with 33 million people affected and over 7.9 million people displaced.”
Jemima said she was doing her part as a UNICEF ambassador to raise money for kids and families hit hard by the disaster.
“The Pakistan Environment Trust, founded by my brother Ben, is working to combat climate change in a country that faces some of the most challenging effects of the global environmental crisis,” she added.
“What these two great causes need more than ever is financial support, so Ben and I are pleased to be able to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the people of Pakistan.”
The money raised would go to the Pakistan Environment Trust and the UNICEF Pakistan Floods Appeal, she said.