TWO of Britain’s biggest store chains donated a total of £150,000 to the Sun’s Earthquake Appeal yesterday.
Tesco pledged £100,000 and M&S £50,000 to the emergency fund.
2Daisy Jones, 8, donated five pounds of her birthday money to the Sun’s Earthquake appealCredit: Simon JonesWe launched the appeal to provide on-the-ground humanitarian relief for victimsAll money from our aid plea is being donated to the British Red Cross providing on-the-ground relief.
Jason Tarry, Tesco UK and ROI CEO, said: “Tesco fully supports this appeal and has committed to donate £100,000 to support the essential relief efforts of the British Red Cross.”
M&S CEO Stuart Machin said the disaster felt close to home as the business has “many teams based in Turkey”.
The company has also donated 5,000 thermals.
Meanwhile, Caring Daisy Jones, eight, of Overton, Hants did her bit too by donating £5 of her birthday money.
Daisy said: “Our teachers told us at school about the earthquake.
“I felt so sad and I saw pictures on the telly of children affected.
“I really wanted to do something to help.
“It was my birthday last month and I really wanted to give something.
“I hope it will help children out there.”
We are asking readers who can spare something to help in the region, Red Cross will ensure the money gets to those in need fast.
You can donate through text, or online.
British Red Cross Chief Executive Mike Adamson said: “The scale of destruction caused by these earthquakes has been devastating.
“The priority right now is rescuing people from the rubble.”
“Your donations will help search-and-rescue missions on the ground-and provide vital aid to those who need it most.
“We thank Sun readers for your kind support. Anything you give makes a difference.”
2The Sun’s Earthquake appeal
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