Surrey support following China earthquake

Friday 30 May 2008

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) at the University of Surrey recently joined forces with the Red Cross to raise money for the earthquake victims in China.

The University was deeply saddened to learn of the serious earthquake which hit the Sichuan province. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake was the worst to hit China in 32 years and reduced many buildings in the area to rubble. Students and staff have been quick to respond to aid agency calls for donations. The CSSA, supported by other members of the Students' Union and academic departments, raised £6,500 in donations in two days. The money raised will support the vital emergency relief work carried out by the British Red Cross.

Staff and students who wish to may still contact the University's Counselling and Health Centres as sources of emotional and practical support at this difficult time, and students encountering financial difficulties related to the disaster should visit Student Advice, Wey Flats 1-2 Surrey Court for information, advice and guidance.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Chinese Earthquake Appeal can do so online at: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=81125

Media Enquiries

Peter La, Press Office at the University of Surrey, Tel: +44 (0)1483 689191, or Email mediarelations@surrey.ac.uk

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