A PLUMBING and heating installation firm has raised £1,257.50 for the tsunami appeal.

Aqua Interiors, of Colliers Way, Clayton West, raised the cash by holding a raffle and from donations made at its Christmas party in January.

The amount of cash raised was matched by Halifax-based skip hire company Envirowaste.

The Halifax firm has also matched funds raised by their regular customers in aid of the appeal.

It raised extra cash by adding £1 to the price of each skip hired.

In total, £7,928 was raised for the appeal.

Aqua Interiors fundraisers Betty Ryan (left) and Michelle Barker are pictured with the cheque.

Tony Butterfield, of Envirowaste, presented an award to the Clayton West firm to thank it for its efforts.

DENBY Dale Lions Club members have given £3,000 to help victims of the Asian tsunami. The cash has come from the club's charity funds. Spokesman Andrew Leeson said: "The Lions are a worldwide organisation and we have a number of clubs in the areas affected by the disaster."

NEW MILL: Parents of Kirkroyds Pre-School pupils have raised £82 for the tsunami appeal. As part of the fundraising, children at the Robert Lane school had a Mad Hair Day. They gave £1 each for the privilege of painting or sculpting their hair.

HUDDERSFIELD: Soccer players have raised £325 for the tsunami appeal. Sixteen teams from across Kirklees took part in a charity competition at Leeds Road Playing Fields indoor pitches. The Birkby Allstars won the trophy. The event was organised by Fartown Allstars players Nasar Mohammad, Arfan Nasar, Adnan Nasar and Saf Mohammad.

Nasar Mohammad said: "We decided we wanted to do something to help and this seemed like a good, fun way to do it. It cost £14 to enter and we also sold food at the event. We would like to say a big thank you to all the people involved." The money is to be given to the Bradford-based Ummah Welfare Trust which is helping the relief effort.