Lord Ashcroft has donated NZ$250,000 to the New Zealand Government’s Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, it was announced today.
Lord Ashcroft said, “The world is going through turbulent times, but few communities can have suffered more markedly than the people of Christchurch. At lunchtime on February 22, an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 caused profound and widespread damage and extensive loss of life, right at the heart of the South Island’s largest city.”
“New Zealand is a great nation, one which is close to my heart. But New Zealand is small in terms of its population and its resources and it desperately needs help to tackle the monumental task of rebuilding which lies ahead. I am delighted to have been able to play a part, and I ask everyone to consider helping where they can.”