Kashmir Earthquake, Oct 2005

Nearly 75,000 people were killed by the 7.6 magnitude Kashmir Earthquake on 8th October 2005. The worst affected area was the Pakistan-administered region of Kashmir. Casualties were reported in the Indian administered region and some even in Afghanistan.

The England Cricket Team visited Pakistan in association with IODR and witnessed the devastation and impact on individuals’ lives first hand. With the support of IODR and its partners, Keedie Green, Classical Soprano recorded a version of Jerusalem with the England Cricket Team on their return from Kashmir. 

Jerusalem - Keedie & The England Cricket Team. The version was played during the 2005 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. The proceeds from the CDs produced were used to support the relief efforts of Kashmir’s victims following the earthquake.