You can still help typhoon victims

Dorset Echo: OUCH! John Fioiri gets his legs waxed for the appea OUCH! John Fioiri gets his legs waxed for the appea

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

Generous readers of the Dorset Echo have donated more than £6,000 to the appeal so far.

Groups and individuals across the area have been holding fundraisrs and writing cheques for the appeal.

Brave Dorchester cafe owner John Fiori bared his legs for the cause.

Mr Fiori from the Horse with the Red Umbrella had his legs waxed as part of a week-long fundraiser that raised £1,040.

The Osmington village hall lunch club raised £100 for the Echo Typhoon Appeal to go to those who have lost their homes, jobs and are going hungry as a result of superstorm Haiyan.

Osmington resident Tess Painter, 63, who hails from the Philippines, runs the club with her husband Martin.

Portland Rotary Club raised £1,222 for the typhoon appeal by holding a collection at Tesco, Portland over two days.

The Halifax branch in Weymouth raised £551.19 and Thomas Hardye students raised almost £400.

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, the Dorset Echo has 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 Dorset. 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.”


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