Jemima Goldsmith, an English screenwriter and film producer, announced on Thursday that a charity dinner at London’s Benares Restaurant raised £150,000 for flood relief in Pakistan.
The event benefited UNICEF’s Pakistan Floods Appeal as well as the Pakistan Environment Trust.
Jemima thanked the attendees for their generous donations to the country’s short and long-term flood relief efforts. She also appreciated the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s, support.
In a tweet, the former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan also shared an online donation link to raise funds for UNICEF to assist children affected by the country’s floods, as well as the Pakistan Environment Trust, which is actively combating climate change in Pakistan.
Sadiq Khan also posted a photo with Jemima and her husband Ben Goldsmith, saying the event was “fantastic” and raised “vital funds” for Pakistan.
Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of former Prime Minister and President Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, also attended the event.
Jemima thanked her for her assistance with the fundraiser, emphasizing that while news outlets have “moved on,” millions of Pakistanis still require assistance.
Ihtisham Ul Haq, a Pakistani journalist, was also present at the event. He congratulated the Goldsmiths on hosting a “wonderful” fundraiser in a tweet.
He went on to say that the mayor of London spoke about climate change and “how Pakistan is being affected the most” at the event.