15 Jun Today’s Group and its members donate £22,000 to Nepal Earthquake appeal
Today’s Charitable Trust, together with Today’s member wholesalers have donated over £22,000 to the Nepal Earthquake appeal in response to multi-agency appeals.
The donation will assist in the aid efforts throughout the worst hit areas of Nepal and will enable the purchase of emergency aid including temporary emergency shelters, food and clean water. Managing director of Today’s Group said: “The donation will bring relief to a small number of the many hundreds of thousands of people who have been affected by the disaster.”
About the Nepal Earthquake
On Saturday 25 April a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It severely shook the lives of at least 8 million people and left many homeless. Nepal’s major cities, including the capital Kathmandu, were badly damaged and rural areas near the epicentre have been completely cut off by avalanches.
Thousands of people have been confirmed dead since the earthquake and even those whose homes are still standing are sleeping in the streets because they are terrified by regular aftershocks. As the people of Nepal try once again to build their lives Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) member agencies and their partners continue to work urgently to provide emergency shelters, food, clean water and blankets to help the many people that have been displaced from their homes.
Once immediate, life-saving needs are met they will work with individuals, families and communities to support them to rebuild their lives.
About Today’s Group
Today’s Group is the UK’s largest buying group with purchasing power of £5.7bn. The group operates across the retail, on-trade and foodservice sectors and has more than 160 wholesale members, 434 symbol group retailers and 1,600 retail club members in England, Scotland and Ireland. Today’s currently has 123 own-label SKUs across three brands: Select (ambient products); Essentials (household and cleaning products) and; Blue Stone Spring (mineral water for retail and foodservice). Visit: www.todaysgroup.co.uk