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Wednesday 29 December 2004

Tsunami - Donate to help [Slim]

Saw the following useful information from Sports Interactive, if you want to donate, this looks like an easy way to do it:
We've been spending the last couple of days trying to find one of themany worthwhile charities that are doing work out there to support. It's been a nightmare, as they are all doing such good work. This morning, I spoke to the press officer at Cathod, and she informed me that all the UK based charities have pooled together to have one donation line to make decisions like this a lot easier for people to know where to donate to.
The organisation is called the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC), and their website is
If you want to make donations, you can do so directly through - if you are a UK resident and working, PLEASE remember to tick the "Gift Aid - Yes" box, and the goverment will then pay any tax on the amount (28p in every £1 donated) through to the charity through your own tax payments (this is not an extra payment, just money taken directly from tax you've already paid), which means that for every £1 donated, the appeal with get an extra 28p.
Thank you for reading this far, and if you haven't made a donation yet, please do.
I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year, and hope that you can spare some time to think about those less fortunate than yourself at this festive time.


  1. Folks with the Yankee dollar might consider Amazon's Red Cross Disaster Relief thingy.

  2. It's almost unbelievable. Whilst the west fights over petty wars, there's hundreds of thousand of peolpe dying in natural disasters. I tried to donate to DEC, but their transaction system is too busy to process it.