Regional newspaper appeals raised £2.5 million for tsunami appeal

Fundraising appeals for UNICEF’s tsunami appeal by 42 regional newspapers have raised £2.5 million following the disaster of 26 December 2004, according to

The Eastern Daily Press has so far raised £342,548 for the appeal, more than any other regional title. The Belfast Telegraph has raised £286,611, The Citizen in Gloucester more than £236,000, and the Leicester Mercury over £180,000.

More regional newspapers took part in this UNICEF appeal than any previous appeal by the children’s charity. The campaigns had also lasted much longer than previous campaigns.