Who's doing what to help Japan?

17 March 2011

Anyone who’s been near a telly, radio or newspaper within the last few days will know about the devastating earthquake, followed by a Tsunami, that has wreaked devastation across Japan. The pictures and footage are truly shocking as are the figures that report over 10, 000 people have lost their lives and many more are unaccounted for.

The effort to raise money to support the rescue effort in Japan is being supported by some creative types, like the Shoreditch bakers who are selling tiny cakes in the shape of sushi as part of ‘Cakes for Japan' [above].

Lady Gaga's also showing her support - the bracelet she designed managed to raise over £160 000 for the victims of the earthquake in the first 48 hours it went on sale. It’s red and white and includes the message We Pray For Japan.

Tadashi Yanai, founder and president of Fast Retailing, which owns Uniqlo, will give £8 million from his own pocket, while Uniqlo will give £3 million. They will also donate 300 000 items of Heattech thermal underwear to help the victims.

Meanwhile, beauty giants, Shiseido, have given over a million dollars to provide assistance in Japan.

If you would like to make a donation, your first port of call should be the Red Cross website.


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