duo head off to Philippines to help typhoon-hit areas
Burnham-On-Sea teenagers are heading off to the Philippines this
weekend to help rebuild and repair communities badly affected
by recent typhoons.
Whitrow and Tom Creswick began a fundraising campaign last year
to cover the costs of their trip and have raised £5,800.
are going with a company called Projects Abroad who run a Disaster
Rehabiltiation Project," explained James.
200 homes have already been built and we will be helping make
Disaster Rehabiltiation Project is geared towards reconstruction
and repair of the infrastructure and rebuilding of houses in the
northern towns of Cebu."
aim is to repair school buildings, care centers and houses as
well as help look after the children while their parents help
with the recovery efforts."
duo leave today (Sunday) for three weeks, returning in early August.
After a 17-hour flight and three hours in a car, they will arrive
in Bogo City in the northen part of Cebu Island where they will
take part in the project.
are both greatly looking forward to going and thank everyone who
has supported us over the past few mnonths."