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raised of £500 target by 79 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,465 to Help the community of Mabi, Japan, get back on its feet after being devastated by flooding.

    Funded on Thursday, 16th August 2018

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    In mid-July, 2018, large areas of western Japan were hit by torrential rains and some of the worst flooding in over a century. One of the worst hit places was the small rural town of Mabi, in Okayama prefecture. The town has suffered around 50 confirmed fatalities and with many still missing, the final figure is expected to top 80. Over one third of homes have been completely destroyed and almost all have suffered damage.

    Inside Japan's worst flood-hit towns

    Mabi is Naoko's home town, and a place that has always welcomed my family and I. It's a great community where the people work closely together to improve the lives of those around them; where citizen-led community projects to help the elderly, kids and those with learning disabilities. Even in the worst of circumstances...

    Hiroshi Nomura - flood hero

    Most of this has now been devastated - homes, businesses, parks, schools, community centres, smallholdings, rice crops and so many other elements of this friendly little town.

    If you can spare a little and would like to help a great little community get back on its feet, we would really appreciate it.

    All money raised will be passed on by my father-in-law, Mikio, to community charities and recovery projects in Mabi. Even if we only raise a little, Naoko and I would like the people of Mabi know that friends all over the world are thinking of them.

    Many thanks,

    Graham and Naoko



    • Graham Henderson1 year ago
      Graham Henderson

      Graham Henderson

      1 year ago

      Hi everyone, Sorry for lack of updates. We just wanted to say a big thank you for your generosity. The money you raised was passed on in September to help get Mabi back on it feet. We are so grateful to you all. Visited Mabi on Thursday for first time since the floods. Many houses still / demolished / empty but was so encouraging to see work going on to get the community going again. Great to see Honda-sensei and staff working hard at Mabi temporary primary school and Kanamori-san the potter back in the studio. Love to you all G&N

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    • Jennifer Ferguson

      Jennifer Ferguson

      Aug 15, 2018

      Really sorry to hear about this. xxx


    • Janice Bain

      Janice Bain

      Aug 14, 2018


    • Doug Aiton

      Doug Aiton

      Aug 14, 2018


    • Joanna Royle

      Joanna Royle

      Aug 14, 2018

    • Fujisan


      Aug 14, 2018

      This donation comes from the people of Glasgow and further afield. Customers of Fujisan were asked to make a donation via a charity box on our counter, their generosity has blown us away.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 11, 2018



    • Yoshie Campbell

      Yoshie Campbell

      Aug 11, 2018


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