Typhoon news is our news and great-grandma is homeless

My husband comes from and grew up in a small village near Tacloban in The Philippines. His grandmother and immediate family are OK but their house and little shop (on the left side) have been destroyed. We took this picture on our last visit, our daughter loved helping in the shop. Inayhouse

I am raising money which we will split into half to rebuild their house and half for the community of Julita. If you’d like to donate, please do so at this account solely set up for this purpose: Account number 19428463  / Sort code 30-67-72. Any amount is welcome, a little will go a long way.

There are too many things to say so I’ll leave it to my daughter who wrote this poem on Monday morning, whilst we awaited news.

People are suffering in the Philippines

And seeing the worst and most terrible scenes

But here we are safe and sound

And when we watch the news our heart begins to pound

Many people have lost their life

And everyone had to encounter strife

They’ve been so brave so let us follow in their shoes

Family members they’ve had to lose