On Monday Feb 6th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria. The epicenter was near Gaziantep, Türkiye, the largest refugee-hosting region bordering Syria. There have been more than 300 aftershocks across the region since then.
As of Monday 13th Feb, more than 37,000 people have lost their lives and are missing or trapped beneath buildings. The number goes up every minute. Almost 25 million people are affected as thousands of buildings have collapsed. Aid agencies are particularly worried about northwestern Syria, where more than 70% of people already rely on humanitarian assistance.
Our friend Emma, founder of Olive's Book Club has organised a Turkey and Syria Earth Support Raffle with other small businesses in Newcastle and North Tyneside to support Choose Love's Emergency Earthquake Appeal.
Bellwoods is donating a £25 Gift Card to the raffle, as well as donating £150 directly to the Emergency Earthquake Appeal as part of February’s Give-Back Friday.
Tickets for the raffle can be bought through Olive's Book Club and cost just £5. One ticket equals one entry, and there is no limit to the number of entries you.
Prizes include Gift Cards and Merchandise from Olive's Book Club, Bellwoods Lifestyle Store, Suzie Winsor Studio, Proven Goods Donuts, Pablo Eggsgobao, Catchi's Kimchi, Axis Beer and The Canny Goat.