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Cornwall Digs Deep For Typhoon Victims

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11:16am 31st January 2014
(Updated 11:16am 31st January 2014)

Pirate FM can reveal Cornwall has already helped raise £45,000 worth of aid for the Philippines.

That is what has been given so far to Redruth charity Shelter for Humanity's 'Raise the Roof' campaign.

The cash donations, raw materials and clothes will all help families hit by the typhoon.

Founder Tom Henderson told Pirate FM: "There's always this sort of frustration that you can never do enough. We resolve that in our own mind that we do the best we can as quickly as we can with the resources we've got - today."

A team was one of the first on the ground after the 200 mile an hour winds hit. They've already rebuilt some schools: "On the scale of seven thousand schools we were involved with two or three. It's not huge but to those 1200 children it IS huge. There is a smile on their face; it gives them back that sense of purpose and some normality in their lives. When the kids go back to school it means the parents go back and start fixing their house.

"The challenge we've got is that we're the new kids on the block. But I'm always amazed by the generosity of the people of Cornwall and the west country. It's just fantastic. Keep supporting us, we'll do our best for you."


On Monday Pirate FM will fly out to the typhoon zone see how your donations are helping families rebuild.

You can find out more about the campaign, donate and read the latest from the ground here.

You can listen to Tom's full interview here:

 

11:16am 31st January 2014

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