Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

About B.E.A.T.S.

BEATS is principally working in Indonesia partnering with four organisations, GBI Church in Ambon who are supporting earthquake victims through a home-rebuilding project, a child sponsorship programme, and a loan scheme for start-up businesses, YSI who run disaster preparedness training courses and sewing courses for widows, and YACAN and YASAH who run Children's Homes.

The personal nature of the relationships between BEATS and its partner organisations enables sponsors to communicate easily with those they sponsor. Many sponsors have enjoyed seeing the individual they sponsor and speaking directly to them via WhatsApp or similar means, as well as receiving regular updates and letters. See the Sponsor a Child page for more information and FAQs

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, Mentawai tsunami 2010. We have also helped victims of the Haiti earthquake 2010, Japan tsunami 2011, Samoa Islands tsunami 2009, Philippine earthquake 2013, Nepal earthquakes 2016, Lombok and Sulawesi earthquakes 2018 and Ambon earthquake and tsunami 2019.

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) Rebuilding destroyed homes - Ambon

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. (Please note that whilst BEATS will make every effort to allocate funds as requested, they do reserve the right to allocate funds elsewhere when circumstances dictate.) See 'How to help' page.

e) Prayer.



(Legacies and Marketing)

(Child Protection Advisor)

(Projects Auditor)

Tim Hitchings

Elaine Hooper

Neil Watt


Julie Collins (Treasurer)

Martin Fair (Secretary)

Sarah Page (Chair)

To view BEATS' Charity Policies Statement, which gives details of policies covering Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Volunteers, Reserves, Grant Making, Financial Risk Management and Complaints Procedure click here.

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 someone, 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 (updated March 2021) click here.

Click here for the most recent (2022) BEATS Annual Report. Previous reports are available below.

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2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

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