Peter Owen, Robert Glasser and Martin Simons at yesterday?s tsunami-fund handover.
Peter Owen, Robert Glasser and Martin Simons at yesterday?s tsunami-fund handover.

$1mil from APN drive



IT was the disaster no-one could imagine, and now APN parent company of the Dally News - readers have made a massive contribution that few thought possible.

More than $1 million was handed to CARE Australia chief executive officer Dr Robert Glasser yesterday in the first instalment of the regional newspaper company's Tsunami Appeal. And it was all thanks to the generous and compassionate readers and businesses who supported the huge drive.

"We were all just amazed. Staff have been in tears because of the generosity," Dr Glasser said.

APN Regional Newspapers chief executive Martin Simons said yesterday's $1,105,344 donation was a testament to each community involved.

"It shows the important relationship between a long-term regional paper and its readership," Mr Simons said. While APN was in the position to coordinate the drive, he said it was families and community groups who were the heroes.



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