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Cops were destroyed and trees uprooted by the typhoon
Cops were destroyed and trees uprooted by the typhoon
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Fundraising efforts are continuing because the scale of the destruction left by typhoon Haiyan means people in the Philippines still need help.

At Tallington Care Home, where several staff come from the stricken areas, there will be singing and dancing on Thursday from midday until late. All are welcome to drop in, join the fun and share refreshments.

Marketing manager Robb Shingles said: “It’s been quite a tough time for them being so far away. So we’re trying our best to support them.”

Castor, Sutton, Upton, Marholm, Stibbington and Water Newton parishes launched a Christmas Appeal, collecting at services. Money raised will be sent via the United Society, the Anglican church’s mission, to stricken areas where local churches are carrying out relief work.

Cheques should be made payable to Castor PCC and handed to wardens or dropped off at The Cedar Centre office, Church Walk, Castor, in an envelope marked Philippines.

The Rotary Club of Uppingham donated more than £800 to buy Shelterboxes with tents, cooking items and other basic survival equipment to help families survive the aftermath of the typhoon.

A free light lunch of sandwiches and cakes will be served at St Nicholas church, Cottesmore, tomorrow from 12.30pm-2.30pm in aid of the Philippines Disaster Fund. Cash contributions will be gratefully received.