A charity founded in memory of a Slough man who died helping others in Pakistan is now following the example he set - by helping set up a water project in the country.

The Slough-based Shazad Yaseen Foundation (SYF) was founded in the memory of Shazad Yaseen, who died in a road accident aged 32 while on a charitable mission in Pakistan.

The charity set up in his name initially began with helping feed the homeless of Slough, but has now expanded to include international aid efforts.

Following on from a recently successful food and living essentials deployment project in Malawi Africa this April, SYF then departed on a deployment trip to Tharpakar in Pakistan to lend its support to a current water well project in the district.

Ifraz Yaseen of the SYF said: "Tharparkar is a desert region in Sindh. Families face numerous issues due to waterborne diseases, inadequate health facilities, famine and lack of basic infrastructure. Living conditions are hostile for plant, vegetation and animal life. Young children and women are in desperate need of humanitarian aid."

The charity also helped by providing families with supplies of provisions like rice, lentils, flour, beans and oil to help them keep them going.

Meanwhile the Shazad Yaseen Foundation also has not forgotten Slough's homeless and is currently working with businesses in the town as well as with regular donors to raise money.

Mr Yaseen said: "The mission of the charity is to continue Shazad’s message of love, peace and unity."