As you know, on the 11th March, the North East of Japan was struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami. Sigma’s state of the art factory is located in the Fukushima prefecture and was fortunate to escape with limited damage and disruption. Unfortunately some of Sigma’s sub-contractors and suppliers situated on the coastal plain were not so lucky. The devastation and suffering in the North East of Japan is on a scale seldom seen before. In response to this humanitarian disaster, the Sigma Corporation, together with its worldwide network or distributers and business partners, has raised just over £4,000,000 towards the "North East Japan Disaster Relief" organised by the Japanese Red Cross Society. They would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends and customers for their support, understanding and generosity at this time. Our thoughts and prayers remain with all the people in north east Japan where the huge disaster hit.