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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.

Latest News: Sulawesi tsunami and earthquakes.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles just to the west of the island of Sulawesi on Friday 28th September, triggering a tsunami which hit the cities of Dongala, Palu and many other areas. The death toll is already over 1750; many areas are still inaccessible due to infrastructure damage and landslides.

Please click the Disaster Appeal button above to contribute.

 BEATS are collecting funds to help at a future date, (leaving the large NGOs to help in these initial stages of emergency relief.) Trustees anticipate a similar situation to the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami in Aceh. BEATS will either find reliable contacts to administer funds or take the money ourselves. We will not rush to help immediately because the needs will unfortunately be severe for many years to come. Monies will be kept to one side in the BEATS account until required. Please help now if you can. Thank you so much for your continued trust in BEATS.

BEATS supporters raised more than £15,000 in response to the appeal to help those affected by the Lombok earthquakes in July and August this year, including approx £450 on the BT MyDonate fundraising page set up by Joseph Smith. A big thank you to all who have contributed. BEATS have already transferred this money to our contact, who is working for World Relief, and it is being used to help provide emergency supplies to Padamara, a sub-village of approximately 100 families. See the Other Areas page for more information.

A big thank you also to those who gave to BEATS as part of Martin Fair's birthday celebrations - over £1600 raised!

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

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