CHINESE EARTHQUAKE 2008
devastating earthquake hit the Sichuan province of south
west China I decided not to cancel the holiday which I had
already booked but to go and take some much-needed supplies
to some of those affected. The story was picked up by a
local newspaper back in England and by the local BBC radio
and television station in Oxford. This page is a record of
that trip for friends and relatives in England, Scotland,
Ireland and Australia who gave generous donations and helped
in many other ways. My thanks to you all and also to all my
Chinese friends who helped and encouraged the venture.
BBC Television Oxford News 17 July 2008
If you have a problem playing the video try this
which will open it in a new window.
nice web feature complete with a gallery of nineteen of
pictures and an audio recording of a live radio interview
with Jo Thoenes on BBC Radio Oxford on 17
July 2008 is available on the BBC
A full recording (17 minutes) of the live radio interview with Jo Thoenes is also available here.
For a couple of days we were the lead story on the BBC England homepage. Unbelievable. Screengrab here.
I had a very nice letter from my Member of Parliament, Ed Vaizey.
THIS IS THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR GENEROUS
are thinking of visiting the Sichuan area of China, or want
permits for - and travel to - Tibet, or like Pandas,
and mention me.