Website last updated 03/08/2022

Welcome to BEATS Home Page

Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

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 & YASAH who run Children's Homes. The links below will lead you to information on these organisations and their work (information about YASAH can be found on the Sponsor Teachers Page). For more information about BEATS, see the 'About BEATS' page.

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

BEATS Prayer Diary has been totally revised (3rd August), see Prayer Page

BEATS 2021 Annual Report and Accounts now available, click here to view

BEATS Greeting Cards Selection has been updated (1st August), click here to view the latest selection

May 2022

The girls from YACAN all enjoyed an outing to the swimming pool on the 1st May. (See photos left and right)

April 2022

Two young students have both recently succesfully completed training courses in hairdressing and are now ready to start work.

Lia from YACAN Children's home is seen here (photo left) with her certificate, and Harazaki from YASAH Children's home (photo right) has just shown his hair cutting skills in this video screenshot.

Sunday 17th October 2021 was the date of YACAN's 16th birthday. They held a celebration party on Saturday 16th with friends from the International Church (IC Medan), and also had an enjoyable outing (See photos right and bottom of this page). YACAN staff and children are very grateful for the faithful and steadfast support of sponsors through BEATS over all these years.

To sponsor a child or student in Ambon, or at YACAN or YASAH Children's Homes see our Sponsor a Child page

Earthquake 4th November 2021, Seram (nr. Ambon), E. Indonesia.

28 families were made homeless when their homes were destroyed.

BEATS sent a total of £2150, made up partly from donations received from BEATS' appeal for help and partly from the BEATS' General Fund.

This was used to purchase cement, plywood and other building materials to repair damaged homes, as can be seen in the photos (left and right) and also for basic food supplies.

There is a need for further funds for house building, repairs and support. BEATS has already supplied funds to rebuild 3 houses (see the Ambon page for more information and pictures), but many people are still living with relatives or living in accomodation which is temporary or has sustained damage.

Use the information from the Donate Now button to donate to help these people who are in very difficult circumstances, and email/contact us to confirm that your donation is for Ambon. For information on how BEATS has already helped in Ambon see the information on our Ambon page.

BEATS 2020 Annual Report and Statement of Accounts is now available, see the About BEATS page

Local artist Roger Clark has generously donated a selection of his artwork which has been made available as greetings cards to be sold in aid of BEATS. The selection has a variety of subjects, including some excellent views around West Sussex and Hampshire. The cards are available from BEATS for a donation (minimum £1 each, plus postage at cost if applicable). Click here to see the collection. Contact us at enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk in order to arrange purchase.

Give to BEATS using a bank transfer, to get the details'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. If you have not already done so download, complete and return a Gift Aid form in PDF format, or download as a word document if you pay tax; BEATS will receive an extra 25% from the government at no extra cost to you.

Note: BEATS will always strive to ensure that donations are used as requested, but reserve the right to allocate them elsewhere should circumstances dictate.

B.E.A.T.S. registered charity Nº. 1122133 Contact us at enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk