Filipinos living in Grantham are getting together to raise funds and support their country which has been ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.
Scores of Filipinos live in the area and are deperate to help family and friends back in the Philippines where thousands of people were killed by one of the worst typhoons in history and millions of others badly affected.
Funds are being raised tomorrow (Saturday) at Grantham market where there will be a stall selling Filipino cakes and sweets.
Also on December 14, at 7.30pm, there will be a “Taste of the Philippines” event where people can taste Filipino food, watch traditional dances and enjoy the company of the local Filipino community. The event will take place at the Jubilee Life Centre and tickets cost £10 per person. Tickets are available from the centre.
Hannah San Jose, who is organising events, said: “After the recent events in the Philippines the local Filipino community are coming together to raise money and aid for their home country. There are currently over one hundred Filipinos living in and around Grantham and several of these families have been directly affected by this typhoon and have heart wrenching stories about their relatives. As a community they want to do all they can to support their home country but are unable to do this alone.”
Hannah is also askeing for donations of clothing, blankets and toys to be collected at the Jubilee Life Centre from Monday to Wednesday between 9am and noon. People can also sponsor aid boxes which cost £60 each.
People can also help by donating old mobile phones. These are being collected at the Jubille Life centre, Ocean’s gym and in schools.
* If you would like to help or want more details about the fundraising events call Hannah on 07519 356133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org