Local firm donates $10,000 to appeal

THE Hurford Group is challenging other local businesses to dig deep for tsunami victims after making a $10,000 donation to The Northern Star's APN Tsunami Relief Appeal.

Managing director of Hurfords, Andrew Hurford, said they were happy to support a local-based appeal to help out the people of Sri Lanka, devastated by the tsunami last weekend.

"Our contribution may be substantial in its own right, but it is nothing compared to what it will cost to restore even the basics there," Mr Hurford said.

"We just can't sit back and enjoy our comfortable circumstances. If there are ways we can help, we should."

So far $322,161.90 has been raised towards the appeal's $1million target.

The appeal was launched by The Star and its APN News and Media sister papers on Saturday, so CARE Australia can get to the aid of desperate Sri Lankan families.

Yesterday, the total amount raised by Northern Star readers had exceeded $24,400.

The funds will be used by CARE Australia to meet Sri Lanka's urgent need for food, water, cooking supplies and medicine. Full receipts will be provided by CARE Australia for taxation purposes.



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