Samoan Tsunami appeal today @ Financial Times

March 8, 2010

The Financial Times is hosting an auction of fantastic photographs on Tuesday 9th March to raise funds for Oxfam’s relief effort in Samoa. It is seven months since an 8.3 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster Oxfam provided safe water, sanitation and food to the villagers affected. The longer term effort is focused on helping families to rebuild sustainable livelihoods and providing counseling to help individuals cope with their personal trauma.

The auction features photography from top fine art photographers and photojournalists, including Jane Bown and Dave Stewart. The photographs include some limited edition signed works, featuring well known personalities and political themes. The photography will be sold by Sotheby’s auctioneer Adrian Biddell. This fantastic evening will also include performances from London based ‘Beats of Polynesia’ and Special Guests on the night will include members of the Samoan rugby team. The event will be held at the Financial Times, 1 Southwark Bridge on Tuesday 9th March from 7pm onwards.


For more information and details on how to attend Annabel Cook can be reached at
[email protected]. RSVPs by 3.30pm today.