Generous customers at a Birmingham shop have raised £9,400 for the victims of the earthquake in Kashmir.
Green grocer Zaman Khan said shoppers at his Moseley shop Frontier Stores in Ladypool Road donated the cash, which will be used to buy goods and aid needed by the Kashmiri people.
Mr Khan, aged 37, will join a group of up to four other Birmingham volunteers, who will be travelling to parts of the country including the devastated region of Muzaffarabad next month to distribute aid.
He said: "As we will be arriving three weeks after the earthquake, there will be no need to buy tents or shelter, so we will be going empty handed.
"We feel we need to go to the villages and ask the residents what they require and we are going to buy everything over there, such as washing facilities and food.
"It will take seven hours by road or an hour and a half by helicopter."
Mr Khan said the problems in Kashmir were not being helped by poor weather conditions and a slow approach to helping the victims of the disaster.
"I am a bit critical of the Pakistani Government. What good is an army if you cannot set up a field hospital in a short time?" he said.
"It is so upsetting to see them taking up to 10 injured children from a village of thousands to another area for treatment.
"Why couldn't they have set up a hospital nearby?"
Four years ago, British-born Mr Khan, whose family comes from Pakistan, founded Frontier Relief UK.
Based at the shop, the charity has already raised £26,000 for a UNICEF project in Afghanistan in 2001 and as well as fund-raising for the earthquake victims, it is working to set up an orphanage in Pakistan.