Vicar who lost 18 family members in Pakistan bomb blast launches appeal to help victims
A VICAR who lost 18 family members in a Pakistan bomb attack will hold a fundraiser with Bolton faith leaders.
Reverend Fayaz Adman, of St Paul with Emmanuel Church in Deane, jetted back to his native Peshawar after 85 people were killed in the extremist attack last month.
Rev Adman returned to Bolton last week and has launched an appeal to help those injured in the bombing.
The Bishop of Bolton, the Rt Reverend Christopher Edmondson, will join Rev Adman at the event — called What About the Wounded? — at the Parish of St Peter’s in Halliwell at 7.30pm tonight.
Rev Adman was baptised, confirmed and ordained at the now destroyed All Saints Church in Peshawar.
He said: “My wife and I returned last week from Pakistan and what we saw was horrendous. It was very difficult for us.
“There are so many people suffering in mind, body and spirit. Rehabilitation and treatment for those injured is very expensive.
“It can cost up to the equivalent of £180 per day for a patient having treatment in one of the private hospital, which is why I wanted to hold this fundraiser.
“It’s thanks to Bishop Chris and residents that we are able to show our support to those affected.”
Rev Edmondson added: “It was a very traumatic experience for Rev Adman because so many members of his family were affected by the bombing.
“We are urging residents to come along to the event on Friday to support the victims of this tragedy.”
Rev Adman, a married father-of-two, aged 50, has lived in the UK for about 10 years.
He and his daughter will be interviewed on stage at the event and author Adrian Plass has also been invited to speak.
Entry is £5 or £3 for concessions.
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