Tesco donates to the Turkish Earthquake Appeal

27 Oct 2011

Following the tragic earthquake in Turkey on Sunday, the Tesco Charity Trust has donated £25,000 to the humanitarian efforts, through our disaster relief partnership with the British Red Cross. The money will be used by the Turkish Red Crescent locally to help survivors.

Following the tragic earthquake in Turkey on Sunday, the Tesco Charity Trust has donated £25,000 to the humanitarian efforts, through our disaster relief partnership with the British Red Cross. The money will be used by the Turkish Red Crescent locally to help survivors.

The Turkish Red Crescent have been working round the clock since the disaster struck. Staff and volunteers are focused on search and rescue activities, distributing tents and blankets to survivors and running soup kitchens and tented camps in Ercis stadium for those who have been made homeless by the earthquake.

Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Executive Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs, said:

"Our thoughts are with those affected by this devastating earthquake. While our staff and stores have been unaffected, we share the sorrow of those whose friends and family are in Van. In addition to donating to the British Red Cross appeal, Tesco Kipa in Turkey has mobilised staff and stores to help with fundraising and donations to the Turkish Red Crescent. "

Tesco’s partnership with the British Red Cross was established in 2009 to ensure we can respond to crises around the world quickly and mobilise the resources of our business in the most effective way. To date, we have generated over £825,000 to help people affected by disasters across the world from the Horn of Africa to Japan and now in Turkey.