A MIRFIELD couple are using their home as a collection point for donated goods to be sent to victims of the tsunami.
Ralph and Valerie Bailey, of 7 Cheviot Close at Upper Hopton, are appealing for donations of clothes, tents, non-perishable food, blankets, water purification tablets and hygiene items.
The goods will be collected from the couple's home by Real Aid, an international aid charity based in Beverley, East Yorkshire. It was set up a year ago.
Mr Bailey said: "We've had a good response so far and we've only been going a few days.
"We are hoping the collection will take off.
"We've lost relatives ourselves in the last year and we really felt for those people who have lost everything. We wanted to do something practical."
* Members of Huddersfield-based Ahmadiyya Muslim Association held a collection outside the Kingsgate shopping centre. All the money went to the association's international charity, Humanity First, which has strong links in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
* Customers at Don't Forget gift and card shop in Westbourne Road, Marsh, are being invited to select items from its excess Christmas stock and give donations for the items they have chosen. All the money will go to the disaster appeal.
* The Nawaab Tandoori restaurant in Westgate, Huddersfield, is donating 10% of its takings this week to the tsunami disaster. Staff are also donating all their tips.
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