The Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Pat Rodohan, has appealed to residents to help the people in Turkey and Syria affected by the two devastating earthquakes.
More than 22,000 people are now known to have died in the earthquakes.
The Mayor said:
“We have all been shocked to the core by the catastrophic impact of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
“The pictures of bodies, often young children, being pulled out of from underneath tonnes of rubble are harrowing for us all, but our shock and sorrow pales into insignificance compared to those who are now living through this nightmare, often homeless and grief stricken for friends and family members lost.
“I know how tight many family budgets are right now, but if anyone can make a donation, however small, please visit the Disaster Emergency Committee website and give what you can.”
You can make a donation by visiting www.dec.org.uk