After the devastating effects of the earthquake and associated tsunami in Japan on Friday March 11th, we’ve launched our first Challenge to raise funds to contribute to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.
On Friday 11th March, the seventh largest earthquake in recorded history, measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, struck the east coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami with waves over 33ft high destroying homes, communities and lives. Numerous aftershocks followed, and there are fears that a further quake could strike over the coming days. The Japanese Prime Minister is describing the disaster as the worst crisis that the country has faced since WW2, and the death count is likely to be in the tens of thousands.
Please give what you can to support the millions of people in Japan whose lives and homes have been destroyed by one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. We’ve set ourselves a target of raising at least £5,000 for the appeal in 30 days, so please donate, and encourage friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
If you are a UK taxpayer, don’t forget that you can claim gift aid on your donation, and make your contribution go even further.
View the project page and give online at http://bit.ly/e6nUvN
(Please note that Buzzbnk is waiving the commission fee on all donations towards this challenge.)