Save the Children – Haiti earthquake appeal

The earthquake hit about 10 miles south-west of Port-au-Prince, the densely-populated Haitian capital on 12 January 2010, leaving more than 200,000 people dead and around 800,000 to 1 million people homeless.

Thousands of parents were killed during the earthquake, leaving their children alone and scared. Many other children became separated from their parents and families due to the ensuing chaos. These children are at risk of trafficking, sexual exploitation and serious emotional distress.

Hundreds of thousands of children are sleeping in makeshift shelters in temporary camps where there is a high risk of a disease outbreak due to the lack of clean water and people living so close together. The rainy season is expected to begin in late March, and is likely to make the unsanitary conditions worse.

Save the Children, through the publics support, has already helped more than 500,000 people. Now they are rebuilding lives, after the country’s worst earthquake in 200 years.

All artwork at the event will be for sale with all money going to the Save the Children – Haiti Earthquake appeal. The artwork is in an auction and therefore sold to the highest bidder over the two-week period. The auction will begin at 7pm Friday 26th March and will end at 10pm Friday 9th April. Those who have bid highest…win!

All artwork will be shown on the blog so if you can’t get to the event please call the lovely people at the Bristol store on 0117 929 8928 if you see something you simply must have!

The highest bidder will be notified within 10 days of the close of the auction.

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