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'Black Santa' helps quake victims.

Dean Houston McKelvey raised over £200,000 for local charities during his Christmas sit-out in the Belfast's St Anne's Cathedral. And now he's extended the collection until Saturday evening to raise funds for victims of the undersea earthquake in south-east Asia.

The dean said it was important that people in Northern Ireland did what they could for those affected by the devastation. "The capacity of the Northern Ireland community to respond to people in need never ceases to amaze me, and I think we've all been shocked by what we've seen," he said. "At the cathedral, we have a facility that people know about to channel funds to a cause like this." The dean said the response was "quite staggering and moving. All age groups and all walks of life came along - the generosity of young people in particular was noticeable," he said.

The collection will continue at the cathedral in Donegall Street from 1000 GMT to 1600 GMT until Saturday.

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Tom Ekin, gave his backing to the appeal which continues until Saturday. "If every man, woman and child in the city of Belfast gave just £1, we could raise more than £270,000 to offer much needed practical support to the people of this devastated region," he said.

'Black Santa' helps quake victims
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