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British Red Cross closes Beslan appeal after just one day

Howard Lake | 10 September 2004 | News

The Beslan Crisis Appeal launched on 7 September by the British Red Cross in the wake of the school massacre in Beslan hit its target within one day.

The appeal target was £100,000, and with postal donations still coming in the amount raised could reach £150,000.

Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at the British Red Cross, said: “I have been astonished by the speed and scale of the generosity of the British public to the Beslan appeal. I don’t think I have ever witnessed in my fundraising career such a rapid response.”


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The money raised through the appeal will help the Red Cross provide the survivors and their families with medical assistance in their homes, and longer-term psychological support to help them come to terms with the tragedy.

Meanwhile the Russian Red Cross has raised £1.3 million (68.6 million rubles) within one week for the Beslan survivors.