Trade Aid boxes are shipped to Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan disaster

Pictured are Michael Charity (left) and Alan Geeson (right), delivering the first 12 Trade Aid boxes to Sheila Elsey of the Philippine Community Fund at a depot in Eastleigh, Hampshire.
Pictured are Michael Charity (left) and Alan Geeson (right), delivering the first 12 Trade Aid boxes to Sheila Elsey of the Philippine Community Fund at a depot in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Boxes filled with tools are on their way to the Philippines to help people rebuild their lives in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

The Trade Aid boxes, a Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven scheme, are put together in Fulbeck, each containing items specific to a certain trade, such as builders, carpenters, blacksmiths and mechanics.

Some 12 boxes are being shipped in total through the Philippine Community Fund charity.

The boxes, which cost £425 to put together, along with other goods are being collected and placed in containers for shipment to Manila for onward distribution by the charity.

Typhoon Haiyan hit the region on Friday, and more than 10,000 people are feared to have been killed, with many more needing urgent aid.

Pictured are Michael Charity (left) and Alan Geeson (right), delivering the first 12 Trade Aid boxes to Sheila Elsey of the Philippine Community Fund at a depot in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

For more on Trade Aid go to www.trade-aid.org