So­ci­ety sets up ac­count to aid tsunami vic­tims

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS / NEWS -

Staff at Skip­ton Build­ing So­ci­ety are pulling out all the stops for those want­ing to do­nate to help sup­port the af­ter­math of In­done­sia’s dev­as­tat­ing earthquake which hap­pened two weeks ago.

The 7.5 mag­ni­tude earthquake trig­gered a 20ft (6m) high tsunami to hit Palu on Su­lawesi Is­land, so far killing more than 1,500 peo­ple, with some re­mote ar­eas yet to be con­tacted and fears that the toll could con­tinue to rise.

Skip­ton Build­ing So­ci­ety has opened a new char­ity ac­count and wel­comes peo­ple across the coun­try to do­nate to the relief aid, as over 600,000 peo­ple in Palu and Dong­gala are af­fected by the disas­ter.

Claire Burke, cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity man­ager at Skip­ton, said: “Over the last few days, re­ports across the United King­dom have high­lighted the dev­as­tat­ing scenes caused by the earthquake in In­done­sia and it is in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult for us to com­pre­hend just how dis­tress­ing this re­al­ity must be to those af­fected.

“At Skip­ton, we think it’s im­por­tant to sup­port peo­ple af­fected by the tsunami by pro­vid­ing a place where any­one wish­ing to make a do­na­tion can do so.

“We have 88 branches across the UK where peo­ple can make their do­na­tion over the counter.

“Al­ter­na­tively, call our

Skip­ton Di­rect team on 0345

850 1722 and do­nate over the tele­phone.

“Ev­ery pound will count when help­ing to re­build the lives of those dev­as­tated by the disas­ter.”

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