Meanwhile, in the other SAR ... Macau Red Cross announced plans last week to donate 40 million patacas for post-earthquake reconstruction in Sichuan province. The organisation's board chairman, Wang Yue-kai, said the funds would be used to rebuild schools, hospitals and community facilities. Macau Red Cross delivered 5,000 tents, 1,600 inflatable mattresses and 64 portable toilets to five badly-hit areas in Sichuan. Earlier this month an Air Macau charter flight took 40 tonnes of supplies to Sichuan provided by the Red Cross and the General Association of Neighbourhood Associations of Macau. Goods included medical instruments, milk powder, clinical masks, refrigerators and blankets. Macau also sent a medical team of doctors and nurses to assist at a hospital in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. Over the past few weeks schools throughout the city have rallied together, holding fund-raising events and collecting donations to aid the relief effort. The International School of Macau raised more than 60,000 patacas and donated the money to the Macau Red Cross and Unicef. Teacher Dale McGinnis said the students wanted to do all they could to help those in need. Students made posters, gave presentations to classes and collected donations from their schoolmates. 'The students began to express how helpless and hopeless they felt, so we talked about what we could do to turn those negative feelings into something more positive,' Mr McGinnis said. Representatives from the school's Student Council got involved and a host of fund-raising efforts were held, including the sale of artworks, talent quests and bake sales. Principal Real Hryhirchuk said the response from the school community was 'nothing short of amazing'. 'I'm very proud of what we have been able to achieve together,' Mr Hryhirchuk said. 'The money the school has raised shows the depth of the community's generosity.'