Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

All of us at the JCF are saddened and shocked by the devisatation and loss of lives suffered by the Japanese after the recent earthquake and tsunami.

A massive earthquake, the seventh largest recorded in history, which struck the east coast of Japan on Friday 11 March.

The earthquake, measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale, triggered a tsunami which hit the east coast of Japan with 7-metre-high waves, leaving a trail of destruction.

Reports say that more than 1,000 people have died in the disaster, with many more missing and many injured. The earthquake triggered fires and caused severe damage to buildings, leaving more than five million homes without electricity and a million without water.

The Japanese Red Cross has been working on the ground since the disaster began, mobilising 86 teams, made up of around 600 doctors, nurses and support staff, to provide first aid and healthcare and assess the damage and needs of the communities affected.

More than 300,000 people who were evacuated before the tsunami struck have been housed in temporary centres set up in schools and public buildings where the Red Cross is distributing thousands of blankets.

The Japanese Red Cross has agreed to accept donations from the UK.

In the event that they receive more donations to the Japan Tsunami Appeal than the Japanese Red Cross and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement can reasonably and efficiently spend, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to humanitarian disasters both here in the UK and overseas.

Donations can be made by clicking the following link Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Our Disappearing Planet joins forces with The Jaden Cornelious Foundation

The Jaden Cornelious Foundation is happy to announce its association with Gary at Our Disappearing Planet Charity. They will be auctioning for us the photographs and memorabilia that our celebrity patrons and supporters signed and donated, including Carrie Fisher and Olivia Newton John. The money received from this will go to causes that support the protection of rare and endangered animals worldwide.

For more information about Gary and his wonderful work, check out the link to Our Disappearing Planet website.

Jaden Cornelious becomes Ambassador of the Gesar Foundation for Childen

The Gesar Foundation are delighted to have as a friend, Jaden Cornelious. Founder of the Jaden Cornelious Foundation and Ambassador of the Gesar Foundation for children.

Jaden’s developing work on the humanitarian stage is a fine example to others and we are privilaged to know you as a friend. Jaden was one of the first artists to record the Gesar world Anthem for children Wish Fulfilling Tree.

It was Jaden’s version of Wish Fulfilling Tree that was played by the BBC in Wales to attract the attention of the Caerphilly Male Voice Choir.

Celebrity Autograph Auction

In partnership with Our Disappearing Planet we continue to auction celebrity autographs and so far would like to thank the following;

Alesha Dixon
Amanda Barrie
Barbara Windsor
Barry Jackson
Bernard Cribbins
Bryan Forbes
Claire King
David Callum
David Suchet
Emma Thompson
Ed Stafford
George Cole
Glenda Jackson
Hugh Fraser
John Challis
John Hurt
John Nettles
Jonathan Pryce
Dame Judi Dench
Kenneth Branagh
Lauren Bacall
Mary Wilson
Mel C
Robert Hardy
Robert Powell
Robin Cousins
Roger Lloyd Pack
Ron Moody
Sian Phillips
Sir Ben Kingsley
Sophia Lauren
Stephania Beacham
Stephen Fry
Tamsin Outhwaite
Terry Jones
Toby Jones
Andrew Hayden-Smith
Anne Reid
Lucy Griffiths
Alison Stedman
David Dickinson
Su Pollard
Susan Hampshire
Brian Blessed
Michael Crawford
Alex Jennings
Nell McAndrew
Anna Carteret
Olivia Newton John
Carrie Fisher
Matthew Perry
Katherine Jenkins
The Noisettes
Sean Lock
Matt Cusson
Wendy Davison
David Wells
Catrin Finch