Help rebuild lives - make a donation to the Philipinnes Typhoon appeal

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TIME is running out to dig deep and donate to the Philippines Typhoon appeal, as all contributions must be sent in by Sunday.

Generous residents of Bournemouth and Poole have donated more than £251,000 to support the victims of the devastating typhoon Haiyan– £15,000 of which has come in via Daily Echo offices.

More than 11 million people have been affected by the torrential rain and winds of 195mph which destroyed whole villages and coastal areas Joining forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee, both the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo have been overwhelmed by the support from readers. The UK public has donated more than £60million to the DEC Philippines Typhoon appeal, to provide aid such as food, clean water, and medical care.

So far, the 14 DEC member agencies have reached more than 900,000 people across the affected islands of the Philippines.

DEC chief executive Saleh Saeed said: “Thank you to people in Bournemouth and Poole.

“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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