As many of you may know the beautiful island of Lombok was hit yesterday by an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the richter scale.
Unfortunately there have already been hundreds of fatalities confirmed as well as major damage to peoples homes and places of business.
As a Tour Operator who brings thousands of passengers through Bali, Lombok and the neighbouring islands each year, we have a lot friends that have been effected by this disaster and we want to help them as much as we can. Our aim is to raise money to help them rebuild their lives after the devastation of loosing their homes, businesses and only form of income to support their families.
Some of our operations team will be travelling to Lombok in the coming days to offer support and supplies to people in need the most. Rather that contribute to the Red Cross or other charitable organisations, we are going to use any money raised to directly help the locals that work tirelessly to making sure that our customers have the best time possible whilst visiting their beautiful country.
If you have recently been to Indonesia you will understand how important these people are to making your experience the best it can be. We hope you can join us on our fund raising campaign.
PLEASE NOTE - TRUTRAVELS WILL MATCH EVERY SINGLE £ RAISED IN THIS FUNDING.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
BBC NEWS COVERAGE LINK
At least 91 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok.
Hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday's quake, officials say, mostly in the north of the island.
The 6.9 magnitude tremor was fairly shallow, occurring only 30km (18 miles) underground. It damaged thousands of buildings and triggered power cuts.
About 1,000 foreign tourists are being evacuated from the nearby Gili islands and at least one person died on Bali.
Video footage from Bali, to the west of Lombok, showed people running from their homes screaming.
There have been more than 130 aftershocks since the quake hit on Sunday morning.
A tsunami warning was issued but was lifted after a few hours.
It comes a week after another quake hit Lombok, popular with tourists who visit its beaches and hiking trails. That quake killed at least 16 people.
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