duo set to help typhoon-hit communities in the Philippines
Burnham-On-Sea teenagers are planning to visit the Philippines
to help rebuild and repair communities badly affected by recent
Whitrow and Tom Creswick have launched a fundraising campaign
to cover the costs of their trip to the country next year.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
will be helping to rebuild and repair the homes and schools of
people whose lives were so badly affected by last year's typhoon
Haiyan, and most recently Hagupit."
are hoping to go with a charity called Projects Abroad, who run
and organise the whole project. During our visit we will be staying
with a local Filipino family on the outskirts of Cebu. We'll live
and work around the city, helping those affected."
added: "In order to do this we must raise a total of around
£2,000 each. This money will cover the costs of supplies
for rebuilding schools, hospitals, houses and aid centres, as
well as accommodation to the people who devote their time to helping
rebuild and stabilise local communities."
hope local residents will support our effort to help people in
the Philippines after the horrific disaster back in 2013. It's
an awful lot to raise but with the help of the community and our
friends, we hope we will be able to go."
duo have an
online donations page here where funds are accepted.