Our Philippines appeal – An exciting update
You may remember that at the end of last year we asked our customers for help in recommending charities to enable us to donate clothing to the Philippines appeal.
We found a brilliant charity called Byond (www.byond.org) who arranged for around £30,000 of our stock to be sent to children and infants living in poor communities that were affected by typhoon Haiyan.The charity who are based in Redruth, Cornwall arranged for the clothing to be shipped to the Philippines as part of a container of aid that included tools and equipment.
Volunteers from Byond’s international team then distributed the clothing to children at schools and day care centres in villages in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines where families had lost their homes and all of their possessions to the typhoon. Children in the small fishing village of Quintolimbo were among those who were very excited to be the recipients of colourful new t-shirts and shorts.We’ve just been sent a brilliant picture of our donated T-shirts and shorts being worn by the children!
How cool is that!