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Fundraising events to aid Haiti earthquake appeal

As international efforts continue to help the victims of the earthquake which struck the island of Haiti, local communities in the south are contributing to the aid effort with fundraising events and collections.

UK aid ship for Haiti is loaded

If you are planning a fundraising event, email the details to hampshire@bbc.co.uk

Appeal Concert

Marchwood Orchestra and Team Two have joined forces and are holding a fundraising concert on Saturday, 6 March 2010.

The concert starts at 1900 at Hounsdown School in Totton. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for under 16s and are available at the door.

Kings Theatre Charity Gala

On Sunday, 7 March at 1800 there is an evening of entertainment at the Kings Theatre in Southsea. Comedian Mike Jerome has teamed up with the Kings Theatre to stage a Charity Gala Performance supporting the Haiti relief effort.

So far appearing are comedian and Dancing on Ice star Bobby Davro, the 60s singing sensation Craig Douglas, comedian Jeff Stevenson, as are a number of local acts and theatre companies, including The Marie Clarke School of Dance, comedy duo 'Fatman and the Tenor' and top tribute act Blues Brothers Inc, vocalist David Jerome and comedian Alan Hancock

Tickets from £10 - £12, concessions available. Box Office: 023 9282 8282

Holistic therapies for Haiti

Penny Mckay, a Bodywork Therapist, is organising a day of Holistic therapies to raise money for Haiti on Sunday 7, March 1000 - 1500 at 10 Eastfield Court, Ringwood.

£3.00 entry for a day of mini treatment sessions, demonstrations, talks, meditation, food, natural products and prizes.

How to help

The DEC appeal for victims of the earthquake in Haiti

Up to 150,000 people may have died following the earthquake which struck the Caribbean island on Tuesday, 12 January.

The DEC, an umbrella group of 13 major British-based charities, said charities were facing "a huge challenge" but water supplies and medical expertise were "increasingly reaching" people.

Disaster Emergency Committee chief executive Brendan Gormley said the public response had been "absolutely overwhelming".

Relief efforts have been hampered by supply bottlenecks, leading to security concerns over looting and violence amid increasing desperation.

The Disasters Emergency Committee is co-ordinating an appeal to help the people of Haiti
There are 13 charities involved including the British Red Cross, Islamic Relief and World Vision
Donate via the DEC website or by telephoning 0370 60 60 900

Funds have also been used to deploy UK search and rescue teams and by the World Food Programme to transport and organise relief.

A £25 donation buys a kit of household essentials, £50 is enough to feed a family for a fortnight and £100 funds temporary shelter for two families.

A Shelter Box is a self contained package which will provide emergency shelter and aid for up to 10 people.

An Aquabox - a self contained robust plastic tank with water purification tablets and packed with essential welfare items will be on display in the shopping centre.

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