A number of donation points have opened across the isle in a bid to collect aid packages for those affected by the major earthquake in south-eastern Turkey in the early hours of Monday morning.
More than 16,000 people have been killed in Syria and Turkey due to the disaster near the Syrian border, The 7.8, magnitude quake was closely followed by numerous aftershocks.
In Thanet donations of aid packages, ideally boxes of single items such as nappies, baby food, canned food, new warm clothes, tents, blankets, clearly labelled to simplify distribution, can be dropped off at:
Lounge 27 at 2 York Street, Ramsgate and 78 High Street Margate
Cardak Meze Grill, 117 High St, Broadstairs CT10 1NQ (open from noon)
The Charles Dickens Broadstairs
The Queen’s Head Ramsgate
Aspendos, Cecil Square, Margate
Al-Birr Community Centre and Mosque, Union Crescent, Margate
Dumpton Nissan Garage, Ramsgate Road, open 8.30am-6pm, donation cut-ff Saturday (February 11)