Hurricane Irma has caused devastation in the Caribbean. We are calling for emergency support for our twinned regions in the area. If you are able to, please send donations to Rebuild Barbuda Appeal Fund in London, find details below.
Waltham Forest has been formally twinned with Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica since 1999. An active Twinning Association meets in the Town Hall on a monthly basis and each year the Mayor takes on the role as Patron.
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has declared a State of Emergency and all efforts in the next few days will be concentrating on sourcing emergency relief for Barbuda. The islands are also bracing themselves for the next storm, Hurricane Jose, which is expected to hit over the weekend. 14 people have died and this number is expected to rise.
The Antigua and Barbuda High Commission in London has made arrangements for fundraising to help with the relief effort. Donations can be made to:
Rebuild Barbuda Appeal Fund
Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland
Account Name: Ascension Trust (Charity #1127204)
Account No.: 10019655
Sort Code: 16-00-93
Reference: ‘Rebuild Barbuda Appeal Fund’