Spar’s Guild supports Oxfam’s Nepal emergency appeal

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The National Guild of Spar has generously donated £10,000 to Oxfam for its Nepal Earthquake emergency appeal.

On Saturday 25 April, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed towns and villages throughout central Nepal and killed 5,000 people. It is estimated that 3.5m people are now in urgent need of food, water and shelter.

This is why the Spar National Guild was so keen to support Oxfam in their vital work, bringing aid and supplies to the victims of the disaster.

Philip Marchant, Spar UK corporate development director, said: “When Oxfam approached us looking for help, we knew immediately we had to do something to support this humanitarian disaster.

“With water supplies and sewage systems damaged by the earthquake, and people living in overcrowded evacuation sites or sheltering outside, there is a real risk of the people becoming sick through poor hygiene and lack of clean water in Nepal,” he said.

“Oxfam is doing fantastic work, distributing water and shelter materials at several evacuations sites Kathmandu, travelling to remote rural areas outside the city – but they need financial support to make this happen.

“I am really pleased that we could help with our donation,” he added.

Over the coming days, Oxfam will expand its work to help more than 350,000 people in Kathmandu and in remote locations outside of the capital.