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LISTEN: Cornwall Raises The Roof For The Philippines

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6:50am 6th January 2014
(Updated 6:50am 6th January 2014)

Cornwall helps families re-build their lives in the Philippines.

Redruth based charity Shelter for Humanity is sending another aid container to Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through towns and villages in November.

It is as it launches its 'Raise the Roof' campaign to repair schools and give traumatised children a fresh start.

Volunteers have already replaced roofs at two schools allowing more than two thousand children to return to their studies. But there are many others that are badly damaged.

Bespoke tool kits will also be handed out to help communities rebuild homes and get back to some sense of normality.

Tom Henderson heads up the organisation and says the kits will eventually help people to find work: "When you give somebody a bag of nails and they can put their roof back on it's quite moving to see that happening and the most simple thing can make the biggest difference and sometimes just arriving with that willingness to help sends a very strong message."

Listen to Tom's full interview on what is in the aid container and how families will benefit below:

 

 


Pirate FM will be travelling to the Philippines in February to meet the crate of tools, materials and school kit and to see how Cornwall's donations are changing lives.

You can find out more and follow progress here

 

 

 

 

 

6:50am 6th January 2014

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