On 12 May 2008 an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck in the Sichuan Province of China. At the time of writing, the death toll is expected to top 50,000 with many more injured, displaced and still trapped in collapsed buildings.
Wai Yee Hong send heart felt condolences to all those affected by the recent Earthquake.
As quoted from the British Red Cross website:
“Tens of thousands of people have been killed or injured by the devastating earthquake that struck south west China on 12 May. Many more have lost their homes and the death toll continues to rise. The epicentre of the 7.9 magnitude quake was Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province, with another seven provinces affected. Tremors were felt as far away as the capital Beijing.”
You can help by donating money direct to the rescue operation:
- Charity buckets in our supermarket in Bristol. Money collected will go to the rescue operation via the Bank of China (UK) Limited.
- Online via the British Red Cross.
- Directly by bank transfer to the Bank of China (UK) Limited.
Donating via British Red Cross
Click on the following link for the British Red Cross China Earthquake Appeal:
Donating via the Bank of China (UK) Limited
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