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Mid Somerset Oxfam group collect for typhoon victims

By ruth_ovens_1  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

Mid Somerset Oxfam group collect for typhoon victims

A COLLECTION held in Wells city centre raised £1,000.75.

The Mid Somerset Oxfam Group held a street collection on November 30 in aid of victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.

Nineteen members of the group from Wells and the surrounding villages volunteered their time to help raise awareness.

Group member David Green said: “The Group would like to thank its small team of collectors and all those who gave so generously. The amount raised was £1,000.75.

“Every penny will be spent on relief and development work in some of the worst-hit areas.”

Oxfam will be sending aid to the island of Cebu in particular as it is one of the areas which has been most affected.

Although the relief work is wide-ranging, the charity focus will be on providing clean water and decent sanitation to half-a-million people.

Money donated to the charity will also be spent on providing shelter for the thousands of people who have been left homeless after the typhoon.

Anyone who wishes to support fundraising for Philippines victims and donate can visit https://donate.oxfam.org.uk/emer gency/philippines.