A retired businessman has launched a fundraising appeal for a new health centre in Pakistan which could save thousands of lives.
Kind-hearted Abdul Mirza, of Berkeley Avenue, Cranford, wants to build a kidney care centre near his hometown Thathi Gujran, near Jhelum, in the country's deprived Punjab region.
The 72-year-old, who ran the Star Cash & Carry grocery store in Cranford for more than 20 years, says the dialysis clinic would be the only one of its kind within a 100-mile radius.
Building work started last month after a farmer donated some land but Mr Mirza'a Rehmat Foundation - named in memory of his mother - is still £200,000 short of its £250,000 fundraising target.
"Thousands of people are dying unnecessarily because they can't afford the treatment for kidney disease," said Mr Mirza (seen here flanked by Asif Chaudri, who donated the land for the medical centre, and builder Zamaan Khan).
The Rehmat Karim Kidney Centre is due to open in December and will contain six kidney dialysis machines and two x-ray machines.
To donate, call Mr Mirza on 0870 609 1502, email email@example.com or visit www.rehmatfoundation.com