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Quake T-shirts sold for charity
Sam Millen with the T-shirts
Sam Millen is behind the fundraising quake T-shirts
T-shirts bearing the slogan "I survived the Folkestone quake" are being sold in the Kent town to raise money for the Salvation Army.

About 1,500 homes were damaged when the tremor, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, struck at 0819 BST on 28 April.

Local gallery owner Sam Millen came up with the idea of the T-shirts to thank the organisation for the role it played in helping the people made homeless.

From the sale of every T-shirt 1 will be donated to the Salvation Army.

It's something that we can all share together
Jonathan Rouffet, Salvation Army

Jonathan Rouffet, a volunteer for the organisation, said the T-shirts captured "the community spirit".

"Despite the damage that's been done, there's something good that's come out of it.

"It's something that we can all share together," he said.

Several thousand homes across Folkestone and Dover lost electricity supplies when the quake struck, and it was felt as far away as Essex, East Sussex and Suffolk.

Insurers have said the damage caused to homes and businesses will cost millions to repair.



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