A HOLIDAY in Sri Lanka two years ago prompted artist Pat Kaye to paint a watercolour to raise money for the tsunami disaster appeal.
The painting is being raffled, along with 20 or so other prizes.
"I went to Galle with my sister," said Pat, of Old Lindley.
"We travelled independently and as a result got to know quite a few people. So the tragedy was especially meaningful to me.
"Our main impression was of a beautiful country. They are a gorgeous, smiling people, happy with little. We saw people desperate for money, as there is no social security.
"They will have nothing now.
"We met some schoolchildren and one particular child, I remember, lived in a shack near the sea. I thought, maybe these children are not there any more now."
Pat hopes to find out what happened to the people she met and asked Halifax artist Alex Stuart, who has gone to Sri Lanka, to make inquiries.
For details of the raffle ring 01422 374388.
WORKERS in Kirklees Council's environmental services have raised £1,700 for Unicef's tsunami appeal.
The service includes refuse collectors. environmental health officers and transport fitters.
They made the money through gift auctions, dress down days, gifts and raffles.
Assistant director Steve Noble said: "We all felt sorrow at the tragic events caused by the tsunami.
"But it has been wonderful to see the service working together to translate that concern into fundraising activities.
"Employees in our service have demonstrated that by working together we can make a difference," Mr Noble added.