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Nearly £15k raised by kind-hearted readers for Daily Echo typhoon appeal
GENEROUS donations to help the survivors of the devastating Philippines typhoon have poured into the Daily Echo offices, with the appeal raising almost £15,000. The UK public has donated more than £60million to the Disasters Emergency Committee Philippines Typhoon appeal, to provide aid such as food, clean water, and medical care.
Joining forces with the DEC, both the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo have been overwhelmed by the support from readers.
The money is being used by DEC’s 14 member agencies to help more than 11 million people affected by typhoon Haiyan.
DEC chief executive Saleh Saeed said: “Thank you to people in Bournemouth and Poole.
“It is now over two weeks since Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines, yet the public continue to donate generously to the DEC appeal. Survivors of the disaster desperately need a huge amount of help both now and in the months to come, so this money will literally support people to rebuild their lives.”
You can send a cheque made payable to ‘DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal’ to the Daily Echo offices at Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, BH2 6HH or the Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1SZ.
Visit dec.org.uk, call the 24 hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900 or donate at any bank or post office. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.
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