Tuesday, March 11, 2014
LIONS CLUB OF HASTINGS TO HELP A FILIPPINO SCHOOL AFTER TYPHOON HAIYAN DISASTER
The Lions Club of Hastings is buying 120 chairs for the San Rafael National High School in the north of Iloilo Province in the Philippines. The school was devastated in the typhoon and all property destroyed.
Immediately the disaster occurred Hastings Lions donated £1,000 to the fund set up by Lions International and committed to donate £1.00 of each entry fee from the 2014 Hastings Half Marathon. Each pound will go to buying a chair and there should be a surplus to donate later.
The Hastings Lions have been connected for a number of years to a member of the Iloilo Lions Club Ofelia Thom. Ofelia is a hearing technician who receives many recycled hearing aids from the Hastings Club for her clinics with the charity Medical Missions Pacific Rim Group.
Lion Teresita G Layson, President of the Lions Club of Iloilo has emailed to say, “Thank you for your gesture of thoughtfulness and generosity. On behalf of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan we are grateful that you are there to help”.
7 March 2014