Turkish Earthquake appeal


In the early hours of Monday morning, vast regions of southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria were hit by a series of devastating earthquakes. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and left unable to access basic resources, while others remain trapped under rubble and debris. Search and rescue operations across the affected provinces have been made even more challenging by the harsh conditions posed by freezing winter temperatures. With a rapidly growing number of casualties and fatalities, the situation is becoming more desperate as local authorities and organisations are struggling  to provide sufficient resources to alleviate the situation. 

We are looking to arrange a fundraising event to raise awareness of the impact of this devastating event following the half term break. In the meantime, if you are able to donate please follow any of the links below to help with the funding of relief efforts.

If you would like any further information about these charities, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Alistair Marshall (Senior School) marshallal@theabbey.co.uk or Mrs Mesrure Alniacik-Walton (Junior School) alniacik-waltonme@theabbey.co.uk

UK and International Non Governmental Organisations

All donations can be made in GBP

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is working in conjunction with The Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay) and The Syrian Arab Red Crescent who have launched crisis response operations in more than 10 regions across Turkey and support to those in need in the regions of Hama, Aleppo and Lattakia in Syria.

You can donate to its emergency fund at 

Red Cross

Save the Children

Save the Children is helping families get food, warm blankets, winter clothes and shelter materials they need to survive. The organisation is aiming to set up safe spaces for women and children, and get psychological support for children so they can start to process their experiences.

You can donate to its emergency fund at 

Save the Children

Turkish Non Governmental Organisations


With 200 philanthropists and 30,000 volunteers on board, AHBAP is another local voluntary network currently active in the affected regions providing shelter, food, and medical supplies to those in need.

You can donate in GBP, EUR or USD at 

Ahbap Platformu Resmi Sitesi

Syrian Non Governmental Organisations:

The White Helmets

3000 White Helmets volunteers are on the ground searching for survivors and pulling people from collapsed buildings. Support will help the organisation to work  to find survivors and transport hundreds of injured people to hospital.

You can donate in GBP, EUR or USD at

White Helmets

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