Rare moment in UK Malayalee history: £32,000 raised within hours towards Binsraj and Archa appeal – UKMALAYALEE

Rare moment in UK Malayalee history: £32,000 raised within hours towards Binsraj and Archa appeal

Wednesday 19 January 2022 8:10 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Jan 19: Two young Keralite families who arrived in the UK in recent years were caught up in a life changing scenario when each of them lost their dear ones following their car crashing into a lorry on Monday 17th January 2022.

They came to the UK with high aspirations to set up their future but fate played truant and two young lives have been plucked away so early with one baby battling for life.

The two Keralite families travelling in a car were Bins Rajan, his wife Anakha and their one year old baby and the other couple was Archa Nirmal and her husband Nirmal. Bins Rajan, who had been driving the car, died at the scene. Police confirmed that Archa Nirmal later died in hospital later that evening.

Three other passengers from the car – including the one-year-old baby – were taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and Southmead Hospital in Bristol. Police say the baby remains in a serious condition.

Two Malayalee organisations in the UK, Luton Keralites Association (LUKA) along with Union of UK Malayalee Associations (UUKMA) are jointly supporting the bereaving family and liaising with relatives back in Kerala

The two organisations have decided to raise funds for the deceased body to be repatriated and offer whatever is left for the two families as a solace in such distressing times. A Gofundme fund raising campaign has seen unprecedented show of love and gratitude by community members with £10,000 being collected within one hour and followed with a huge increase in numbers coming forward to help any little they can to support these two families.

LUKA and UUKMA initially thought they would be able to raise only £10,000 but then they had to raise it to £20,000 and then to £30,000 and now the target is set as £50,000.

It is one of the rare moments in UK Malayalee history that such a huge contribution is made by the community within a span of hours and its still continuing.

These youngsters came to set up their life. They couldn’t. Let us do all what we can to support them by offering some solace.

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