This page has been set up to Fundraise for the Kahramanmaras Earthquake.
Bates Wells Foundation (registered charity 1150321) has committed to match donations given by Bates Wells people to support the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal, up to a limit of £1000. To benefit from this match, please make your donation on this page so that we can track your donations.
The 6 February earthquakes across southern Turkey (now known as Türkiye) and north-west Syria have devastated huge areas of the country and killed more than 41000 people.
Thousands of buildings, including hospitals and schools, have collapsed and infrastructure has been badly damaged. Survivors have been left without shelter in freezing winter conditions and desperately need blankets, emergency shelter, food and clean water.
A 'Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal' has been launched by the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). UK aid agencies - including the British Red Cross, Oxfam and ActionAid - are joining together to raise money. The DEC are suggesting that a donation of:
- £10 could provide blankets to keep two people warm
- £25 could provide emergency food for a family for ten days
- £50 could provide emergency shelter for two families
We also want to come together as a firm and help raise funds. If you are able, please donate via this page and the firm will match the money raised up to £1,000.