Ricefield Arts and Culture Centre, a Glasgow-based art orgnisation has decided to donate all proceed of its coming exhibition, Chinese Water-based Woodblock Prints by Chen Qi, to Sichuan Earthquake Appeal for helping children affected by Sichuan earthquake.
Chen Qi is one of China’s leading contemporary printmakers, and a professor of Fine Art at Beijing University. Chen Qi uses distinctive Chinese icons extensively in his woodblock prints. Each of his works reflects the simple, elegant and tranquil elements of traditional Chinese painting.
Ricefield Arts was founded by Lin Chau and Julia Hung in 2004. While Ricefield Arts gears into nurturing Chinese art and culture within the Chinese community in Scotland, helping its members to embrace their common heritage, it is also dedicated to share this great tradition with all the people of Scotland, enriching the cultural life of this nation.
Dear friends and Chinese Children Supporters,
Many thanks for your swift response since our first round appeal. Our target has been rising from £2000, to £5000, then to £10000 in only two days time. Now we hit on £ 8,726.40. I am extremely touched by the level of concerns and the love you have committed to the Chinese children who are suffering from the earthquake. The tremendous energy and solidarity give us much strength and encouragement.
On behalf of all the volunteers in MBL (from head office here and China), I would like to thank you sincerely for your generosity towards Chinese children, and your trust on our Charity.
We are keeping contact with people in the front line. I hope we will make our first transaction soon. To make the system transparent in such a chaotic environment, we endour to make your donation accountable. Please go to the website http://sichuanearthquake.org.uk for our future updates.
Wendy WU (CEO)
Mother Bridge of Love
15 May 2008
The death toll caused by the Sichuan earthquake is reported to be 15,000 already. The number is still rising. A lot of school children were amongst those tragically killed when their school buildings collapsed.
We have spoken to the local authorities and understand that water, clothes, medicine, and food are URGENTLY needed.
To help children and orphanages in the disaster area, Mother Bridge of Love (MBL) is making an urgent appeal to all our friends and colleagues to make a donation to support the disaster relief efforts. Your generous help would be much appreciated.
Last year, we donated money to the flood-hit area of Sichuan. The money we raised through Edinburgh Marathon was used to Tongjiang to build up a collapsed school kitchen in helping children back to school earlier.
100 % of donations received will once again be sent to Sichuan to provide much needed assistance to children. Our focus will be helping children and women to recover from physical (food, water, and medical care immediately) and physiological damage (Counseling in a later stage).
The donation will be sent to the local schools and mothers and carers directly through our local advisory volunteers. The money will be used to buy the most urgently needed goods and rescue the children still underneath the debris. We will report back the progress from the front line.
Please make a donation . This can be done quickly and easily online by supporting our Edinburgh Marathon Runners to raise funds for the disaster relief. Please go to the website: http://www.justgiving.com/rbsjames
For any other form of support you could provide, please contact WENDY WU (CEO) at firstname.lastname@example.org 020 70340686