Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



Report on Ai no Nami the recent tsunami charity event and what's next on the agenda

Jan 21, 2005

There was a wonderful show of support for Ai no Nami, the student charity event, held on January 15 at Oita International House with over 400 APU students and members of the public attending. For details click here.

All the donated money from the charity activities will go to the Japan Red Cross Foundation to help provide aid to the Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami victims.

On the morning of the charity show, student volunteers also walked the streets of Beppu collecting donations for the Sumatra, Earthquake and Tsunami victims. The students' efforts paid off and a total of 401,841 yen in donations was collected from the charity event and street walk. The donations will go towards the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The student volunteers will hold another fundraising event on campus called 'CROSSOVERSEA 2005' on Friday January 28.

This event hopes to attract support from all sectors of society including students, business and the Japanese public. To express prayers for the victims and to convey hopes for restoration and development in the affected countries, 2005 balloons will be released into the sky from the APU campus as a symbolic gesture. We hope that as many as possible will turn out for this meaningful event.
Details of the event are as follows:

January 28 (Friday)
From 18:00
APU Millennium Hall
From 18:00 Student Performance, Flea Market, Refreshments
From 20:10 Releasing of balloons

From 12:10 kindergarten students will put on a performance and participate in a balloon event on the grounds of Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College.

Note: The balloons that will be used are environmentally friendly and will completely decompose.

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