By Denna Bowman
The Bridgestone tyres group has announced that it is donating a total of around £40,000 (5.1 million yen) to help the victims of the Pakistan flood.
Bridgestone Corporation confirmed that it will donate around £15,000 (2 million yen) through the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist with relief efforts following the July flood in Pakistan.
Additionally, Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Bridgestone Corporation, will donate a further £24,000 (50, 000 Singapore dollars, equivalent to 3.1 million yen), through the Singapore Red Cross Society.
In a statement the Japanese tyres manufacturer said: “On behalf of the global Bridgestone Group, we would like to express our sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones as a result of this tragedy, and offer our wishes for a rapid recovery in the areas devastated by this disaster.”
In the past two years Bridgestone have also offered donations to the Chinese and Haiti earthquake relief funds.