Website last updated 09/08/2018

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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.

Martin Fair's 60th Birthday Fundraiser

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Latest News:

On Sunday 29th July an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck the island of Lombok, Indonesia. Further earthquakes (magnitudes 6.9 and 6.2) struck the island on 5th and 9th August; hundreds of people have died and many buildings destroyed. There have also been hundreds of aftershocks. BEATS has a partner on the ground, working for an organisation that is administering initial aid and helping people with reconstruction. Please give if you can to this appeal by clicking on the Disaster Appeal button above.

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 above to find out how to sponsor a child or teacher.

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.

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.

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

B.E.A.T.S. registered charity NÂș. 1122133 Contact us at enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk