The fundraising event organised by London Chinatown Chinese Association raised £19,586.49 for the victims of recent Yushu earthquake in the North-west of China.
Leslie Ng, President of the Association, said, “We are pleased that the rain stopped and the sun came out as soon as we started our fund raiser in Chinatown! We are grateful to the Chinese community and visitors to London Chinatown who made generous donations for such a worthwhile cause.”
From: LinkChinese News
From the website of Chinese Embassy in London:
Chinese Embassy in London opens for Condolences at the National Mourning Period
The State Council of China has declared a national morning period from 19th to 21st of May, 2008 to express deep condolence to victims of the earthquakes that hit Wenchuan County of Sichuan Province. The Chinese national flag will be flown at half mast at the time. There will be a condolence book and donation box in the ground floor of the Embassy for people of all walks of life in Britain from 0900 to 1800 Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st May. Embassy staff is there to receive and provide help wherever necessary.
The Chinese Students & Scholars Association (CSSA-QMUL) at Queen Mary and Mother’s Bridge of Love (MBL) are organizing an On-Compus Fundraiser for the Help Children in China Quake project, which aims to help children and orphanages in the disaster area.
CSSA-QMUL and MBL are making an urgent appeal to all to donate money for the disaster relief, targeting at helping the SUFFERING CHILDREN SPECIFICALLY. We thank for friends who already called, donated money and shared their concerns. We are calling for more people to join the rescue action.
On-Campus donation and Charity Sales will take place on Tue 20th May 08, between 11am and 4pm,
at Queen Mary Campus, in front of the library .
If you are having any suggestions please contact the CSSA at firstname.lastname@example.org . The CSSA has a Chinese language forum at www. qmcn.org/bbs and the earthquake thread is http://www.qmcn.org/bbs/read.php?tid=4228