Monday, 23 October 2017

Typhoon Appeal by Red Cross at Tesco's

SHOPPERS in Henley will be able to donate to the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal this weekend.

SHOPPERS in Henley will be able to donate to the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal this weekend.

The British Red Cross will be holding a bucket collection at the Tesco store, off Reading Road, to send aid to victims of the storm which hit the Philippines last week.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the collections on Saturday and Sunday. The money will help provide access to clean water, food, hygiene kits and shelter.

Millions of people in the Philippines are in dire need of help after the country was battered by the strongest typhoon to ever hit land.

Cheryl Tree, British Red Cross community fund-raiser for Oxfordshire, said: ?Tesco is offering us an amazing opportunity this weekend to raise vital funds to help people in the Philippines who are in desperate need.? Collections are being held at Tesco stores nationwide.

Rebecca Shelley, Tesco Group?s corporate affairs director, said: ?We have all been moved by the terrible suffering in the Philippines and readily offer our support to the British Red Cross to raise funds for the relief effort.

?Our nationwide network of stores gives customers the opportunity to make a donation simply and conveniently this weekend. I know our customers and colleagues will give their time and money generously, as they always have when there are people in need. I want to thank them in advance for their support, which will change many lives for the better.?

The British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal has so far raised £3 million. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to help, call 0844 412 2811 or visit www.redcross.org.uk/tescocollect

To make a donation, visit www.redcross.org.uk/typhoonappeal

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