Beyond Green was saddened to hear of the tragic earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. This earthquake was far more serious in terms of loss of life and devastation to the city than the September 2010 event.
Viv Heslop, our Director in New Zealand, has family in Christchurch and is pleased to report they are okay, but this is not true for many families. The quake struck at the worse possible time, when people were out and about in the city, at school, at work, visiting landmarks. To see the devastation play out on our television screens is difficult to watch, but Beyond Green, both in New Zealand and the UK, is committed to finding ways of helping Christchurch rebuild. For a start we will be donating some money through the Red Cross and we ask that if others would like to help to please do the same - www.redcross.org.nz.
Last year we said Christchurch was shaken but not stirred, but unfortunately this time the place and its people have been put through the blender.