Website last updated 13/01/2020

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Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

BEATS was set up following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which claimed many lives over a vast area. The charity is principally working in Sumatra, Indonesia, providing financial support to provide education, accomodation, food and other needs for victims of earthquakes and tsunamis by partnering with two organisations, YACAN & YASAH, who run Children's Homes and sponsorship programmes. Following the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi in September 2018, BEATS are also providing aid to victims of these disasters through the charity YSI. The links below will lead you to information on these organisations and their work. Initial aid was also supplied to victims of the earthquakes in Lombok in July and August 2018, see the Other Areas Page. Thank you for your interest in BEATS.

Latest News:

Saut Gultom, one of the staff at YACAN Children's Home, visited the UK between 18th September and 2nd October. He met many of the sponsors and was able to give them an insight into daily life at the home and also information on individual children. He gave his personal testimony at Holy Trinity Church, Bosham (photo left), and is seen (photo right) with BEATS' trustee Tim Hitchings.

Give to BEATS via, who cover card transaction fees and their operating costs so that 100% your donation goes to help the victims of earthquakes and tsunamis. Use the link above or 'click here'. Cheques can be made payable to 'BEATS' (UK sterling only), and sent to Mrs S Page (BEATS), 47, Arnold Way, Bosham W. Sussex PO18 8NJ. Download, complete and return a Gift Aid form if you pay tax and have not already done so; BEATS will receive an extra 25% from the government at no extra cost to you.

The personal nature of the relationships between BEATS and its partner organisations enables sponsors to communicate easily with those they sponsor. The children and teachers alike really appreciate receiving letters, as can be seen in the adjoining photographs. Click on the links above to find out how to sponsor a child or teacher.

4th August 2019

BEATS have provided funding towards the provision of a new building (see left) for Danao Bible Baptist Church, Philippines; see 'Other Areas' page for more photos of the opening ceremony of the new building. The original building was destroyed by the October 2013 earthquake (the temporary structure can be seen here on the right).

Sulawesi tsunami and earthquakes (Sept 2018).

BEATS, through YSI, are helping 341 households in three villages, called Wisolo, Jono, and Baluase, south of the centre of Palu. See our new YSI Page for more information and videos showing the devastation.

BEATS supporters raised more than £15,000 in response to the appeal to help those affected by the Lombok earthquakes in July and August 2018, a big thank you to all who have contributed. BEATS have already transferred this money to our contact, who is working for World Relief, and it has been used to help provide emergency supplies to Padamara, a sub-village of approximately 100 families. See the Other Areas Page for more information.


Sponsor a teacher at YASAH Children's Home The photo on the right is Year 10. Sponsor a Teacher

Sponsor a child at YACAN Children's Home. YACAN home-school up to Year 8 (left) Sponsor a Child

Note: BEATS will always strive to ensure that donations are used as requested, but reserve the right to allocate them elsewhere should circumstances dictate.

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