A nelson based charity is making a plea for donations following the earthquakes in Indonesia.

Over 1,000 people have died after two earthquakes struck Indonesia's West Sumatra Province that devastated the provincial capital, Padang, and the nearby coastal town of Pariaman.

The death toll is likely to increase as many people are still trapped under collapsed buildings, homes and hotels.

The earthquake occurred along the same fault-line that spawned the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, and was also felt in North Sumatra, Riau and Aceh in Indonesia, as well as Malaysia and Singapore.

The earthquake has left thousands of people displaced after heavy rains and landslides, which followed the quakes, with reports of significant damage to infrastructure, including telecommunications, roads, bridges and water supply systems.

An estimated that about 40 per cent of buildings in Pariaman are heavily damaged, while local television footage showing buildings in the city's business district in ruins.

Muslim Global Relief’s partners on the ground are providing essential relief items to the survivors and helping with the rescue operations of those trapped.

We need to raise at least £80,000 to help as many people as possible in the initial days of the disaster.

To donate, go to www.muslimglobalrelief.com or to donate over the phone ring 01282 604055 Cheques and postal orders can be made payable to ‘MGR' and posted to MGR, PO Box 2018, Nelson, BB9 7WB.