Society sets up account to aid tsunami victims
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.”