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Old 30 December 2004, 21:17   #11
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Alex (badbaws) - interesting to hear 1st hand news - please keep us updated.

As many have anticipated, the news has got worse. I did some research to get things into context - the URL below shows the population figures for our local unitary Authority:
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2...pages/00mf.asp
If you look up your own district, it gives a sobering comparison of numbers against the current statistics from the Indian Ocean.

For anyone who didn't see a news report last night, there was a short piece about Red Cross aid which has already left the UK and will now have landed - so by using that link that Stuart has posted, you can make a direct impact on this crisis.
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Old 31 December 2004, 04:03   #12
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I was humbled today as went to my Rickshaw drivers house and literally 8 of them live in 3 rooms.. I gave away some Christmas presents to his Daughter, but you feel you want to give more.. ...We hope to be involved with aid work very soon...
Good for you and the Navy who are working hard to help alleviate this terrible situation. Thanks for your report.

Considering RIBnetters' generosity and support for charity efforts in 2004 could helping those affected by the tsunami be a Ribnet Charity focus for 2005 ?

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Still waiting..

Well we are still sat alongside waiting for the Deputy Priminister to pull his finger out, stop eating more pies and get into gear.
Looks like Sri Lanka for an indefinite period of support and rebuiling.. We still don't know when we are sailing or when supplies will arrive. We spent the day fueling up today.. but still need the man power and supplies to take there..

For all those who have seent he news saying UK sending 2 warships.. I can asure you one of them is grey but certainly is not a warship!! We only do 10 knots.. so it will be 2 days steaming probably sailing on the 4th or 5th..

I think we will be laning people to rebuild and get vital services functioning again.

Happy New Year to you all form India

SO still have to wait and see when and where...

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hi all, hope you all had a wicked xmas and new year - havent posted for a while,
been busy having a major sort out of things I can give to charity for the Tsumai appeal -
went in Oxfam in the shop for 2 minutes to make a donation + whislt chatting to the staff there 4 people came in and chucked
about 80 pounds in the tin after me, shows how good people here in britain are
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It really is impossible to understand the scale of this!

I decided that New years eve was a good time to collect money. went round the pub asking friends for a donation, (in my best pursuasive voice) after 10 minutes we had almost £300. took into Oxfam this morning and waitied in line with 12 other people to hand money over.

Its the least we can do!!
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Good for you peeps.


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3 mins silence today for the victims of the disaster. Midday.


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I spoke to my work collegues and they all observed the silence.
Its the most amazing thing that this terrible disaster has brought everyone together in such a way.
I don't know about the rest of you out there but I look at the pictures time and time again and feel helpless sitting here at my desk. I have given, and I know plenty that have. My step-son gave £10 of his birthday money.
Lets hope, as a legacy to those who have lost their lives, that this togetherness continues.

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Its terrible, we had 2 swedish programs on tv in Sweden were the Swedish people could donate money during 3 hours, 36,5 million €uros came in (only 9 million people in Swe), its amazing to se how people in the world has been effected and how helpfull all are to this tragedy.
12:00 today we had 3 min of silence, all commercial trafic stopped and all people was quite, amazing to see.
I light a candle for all the lost and also for the people in Asia that has a long way to go.
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