Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

About B.E.A.T.S.

Charity Overview

The song "Behind the Curtain" by Emily Page (YouTube clip above) gives an overview of the work of BEATS in photographs.

BEATS' Activities:
To help victims of tsunamis and earthquakes anywhere in the world where help is needed and effective partnerships can be made.

BEATS' Objectives are to provide:
1) Relief by means of material assistance to victims.
2) Education and vocational training of young people.
3) General regeneration in areas of deprivation for the benefit of the general public.

We have so far concentrated our efforts on helping people in Sumatra, Indonesia which has frequent earthquakes because it lies on the north fault line of the Australian tectonic plate - victims of the tsunami of Boxing Day 2004, Nias earthquake 2005, Padang earthquake 2009, Menatawai tsunami 2010. We have also helped victims of the Haiti earthquake 2010, Japan tsunami 2011, Samoa Islands tsunami 2009, Philippine earthquake 2013 and Nepal earthquakes 2016.

BEATS currently help by five methods:

a) Child/student sponsorship - see the Sponsor a child page

b) Regular giving towards staff allowances - YACAN Children's Home

c) Teacher sponsorship - YASAH Children's Home

d) General Fund - donations help bigger projects and regular purchases such as food, clothes, shoes etc. Donors can specify to which project they wish their donation to be allocated. See 'How to help' page.

e) Prayer.




(Child Protection Advisor)

Margaret Symonds

Tim Hitchings

Elaine Hooper

Julie Collins (Treasurer)

Neil Watt

Sarah Page (Chair)

From the 25th May 2018 new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) came into force. These regulations require that all organisations must disclose what data they hold about individuals and how it is stored. It is also required that individuals must give permission to allow organisations to continue contacting them, and that the individual can also specify what kinds of information they want to receive, and what channels of communication are to be used. Please note, if you are already sponsoring a child or teacher, communications directly related to your sponsorship can continue without further permission. You may update your permissions at any time. Please also note that we do not collect cookies on this website.

To view BEATS Privacy Policy click here

Click on the links below to view BEATS Annual Reports:

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2016

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2015

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2014

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2013

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2012

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2011

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2010

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2009

Annual Report to the Charity Commission - 2008

B.E.A.T.S. registered charity NÂș. 1122133 Contact us at