Website last updated 10/03/2018

Welcome to BEATS Home Page

Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

BEATS was set up following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which claimed many lives over a vast area. The charity is principally working in Sumatra, Indonesia, providing financial support to provide education, accomodation, food and other needs for victims of earthquakes and tsunamis by partnering with two organisations, YACAN & YASAH, who run children's homes and sponsorship programmes. The links below will lead you to information on these organisations and their work. Thank you for your interest in BEATS.

The personal nature of the relationships between BEATS and its partner organisations enables sponsors to communicate easily with those they sponsor. The children and teachers alike really appreciate receiving letters, as can be seen in the adjoining photographs. Click on the links below to find out how to sponsor a child or teacher.

Latest News:

In October 2013, just prior to the typhoon that caused widespread damage, the Philippines had been hit by an earthquake which also caused a great deal of damage. The Danao Baptist Church building was destroyed, see before and after photos (left) and (right).

BEATS are providing funding towards the provision of a new building - construction has just started; see the 'Other Areas' page for more photos and information.

Left: the Christmas production of "Hosanna Rock" at Seaford Prep School, near Petworth, had a retiring collection in aid of BEATS and raised over £230. 'Mary' is seen here proffering the collection bucket.

Right: YACAN boys are seen here in their football strip - 'sponsored' by BEATS in every sense!

(Left) A medical team set up camp at YASAH on the 7th November and gave medical checks to all the children and people from the surrounding villages. See the YASAH page for more pictures.

(Right) As the rainy season starts, YACAN have provided the children with waterproof coats to keep out the rain. See the YACAN page for more pictures.

On the 17th October, YACAN were able to take all the children for a wonderful day out, thanks to the generosity of Mrs Sandra Gooding, a faithful supporter of BEATS. See the YACAN page for more pictures.


BEATS have provided YACAN with a new motorbike to assist with transport, and to supplement their fleet of aging vehicles.

Bas (seen right, with BEATS chair, Sarah Page), is leaving YACAN soon, at the end of his two year placement. Bas has been a marvellous father figure to the children, especially since Jim died. BEATS are contributing towards a leaving gift, with grateful thanks.

See our new Prayer Page and visit our Legacies Page

Help BEATSby purchasing gifts online via thissite BEATS will receive a percentage of your purchase from the retailer at no extra cost to yourself. There are many retailers to choose from, ordering from the comfort of your home, including: Amazon, B & Q, Currys, P C World, Expedia, Interflora, Laura Ashley, M & S, The Body Shop, Christian Aid, Dyson, Ethical Superstore, John Lewis, New Look, The Train Line, Ticketmaster, & Waterstones.

Click on the BT Mydonate link at the top of the page to give to the work of BEATS or 'click here'. Cheques can be made payable to 'BEATS' (UK sterling only), and sent to Mrs S Page (BEATS), 47, Arnold Way, Bosham W. Sussex PO18 8NJ. Download, complete and return a Gift Aid form if you pay tax and have not already done so; BEATS will receive an extra 25% from the government at no extra cost to you. To donate via Pay Pal use the link on the How to help page.

Sponsor a teacher at YASAH Children's Home The photo shows the science teacher with his class. Sponsor a Teacher

Sponsor a child at YASAH or YACAN Children's Home Sponsor a Child

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