The pictures of the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines have touched the hearts of many people in the UK, who have dug deep and given generously to the relief appeal. Smiths News was no exception, as Chris Foord reports...
With 10%+ of Borehamwood staff coming from the Philippines and all of them considered friends and/or colleagues we decided to try and pull together and gather some well needed supplies to send over, with help from Leticia Catores and Chris Foord in organising and spreading the word. From all that was donated we have managed to get around 8 black bin bags of clothing/goods from Smiths News staff & contractors.
This will now be shipped over to the Philippines to aid as many people as it can, in the wake of the typhoon.
Many thanks to all that helped and donated and our thoughts go out to all that were affected, or are family and friends.
NB The Disasters Emergency Committee's website shows what's happening with the relief aid going out to the Philippines.