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Last Updated: Saturday January 01 2005 11:37 GMT

I raised cash for the tsunami survivors

A child refugee from the flooding
British people have raised over 50m for people affected by the tsunami in South East Asia.

Victoria tells us what she did to help out and get some cash for the appeal.

"When I saw the total devastation left by the tsunami earthquake, I knew I had to do something.

How to help
If you want to help, talk to your parents first
The website for the Disasters Emergency Committee is www.dec.org.uk
The telephone number is 0870 60 60 900
Cash or cheques can be donated at Post Office branches
Cheques should be made payable to: DEC Tsunami Earthquake Appeal
Postal address: DEC, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA
So, on 30th December, I organised a carwash, in my village, for the appeal.

I printed out 35 A4 leaflets and painted a road-side sign. I delivered the leaflets by hand, all around the village of Upton, near Andover.

I arranged with my neighbours to use their car parking space, because it was nearer to the road and I would get more cars.

On New Year's Eve, I filled some buckets with hot water and car shampoo, and got my parents to hose down the cars while I washed them with a sponge.

I had about 25 cars take part and it took more than four hours to wash them all, but I managed to raise over 200 for the appeal."

Victoria, 11, Andover

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