Rutland Rescue Tsunami Appeal
Rutland Tsunami AppealThe world's most powerful earthquake in more than 40 years struck deep under the Indian Ocean on December 26 2004, triggering massive tsunamis that obliterated cities, seaside communities and holiday resorts, killing tens of thousands of people in a dozen countries.
The earthquake originated in the Indian Ocean just north of Simeulue Island, off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The resulting tsunami devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka,
Southern India, Thailand and other countries with waves up to 30 m (100 ft) high.
It caused serious damage and deaths as far as the east coast of Africa, with the furthest recorded death due to the tsunami occurring at Port Elizabeth in South Africa, 8,000 km (5,000 miles) away from the
In the face of this disaster, The Rutland Rescue Tsunami Appeal was launched.
Rutlanders pulled together and donations soon started arriving from individuals, businesses and schools. In total £28,876 was raised which helped fund:-
- Reconstruction and rehabilitation of Urani school in devastated Pottuvil
- The provision of school uniforms to affected students at Urani School and the Central School in Panama
- The construction of a temporary building at Gintota School.
working in partnership with five Sri Lankan engineers and scientists along with with the Aid Agency WINGS.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
This website tells the story of how the money was raised and spent.