As the effects of the devastating multiple earthquakes continue to grip the affected regions of Turkey and Syria, communities around the world are captured by shock and concern for the victims. Bristol is no exception to this.
Locals have come together to raise funds and provide aid in whatever shape or form to the affected countries, with collection points being established at Wiltshire Turkish Community Centre. Bristol, in particular its education institutions, is home to many people with relatives in the Turkish and Syrian regions.
Students at the University of Bristol have organised fundraising protocols to provide support, with the Turkish and Arab societies leading the call for help.
One is able to wander along Woodland Road and around Tyndalls Park and feel the palpable concern regarding the environmental disaster. Bake sales, cake stalls, information hubs, have all been established to generate support and raise awareness for the situation.
Read more on the situation in the Epigram’s recent article.