Typhoon Haiyan killed an estimated 4,000 people and left 500,000 homeless when it hit the Phillipines earlier this month with some of the strongest winds ever recorded on land.
Following the disaster, staff and pupils of Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School in Haverfordwest – along with members of the Filipino community and the Parish of St David Patrick Church, Haverfordwest -rallied round to raise funds to support the aid effort.
A cake stall held at the school last Friday, November 15 raised £856.50 for the aid effort.
“We have 15 Filipino pupils at our school – almost 7% of pupils – and as a result the disaster has resonated not just with them but with all our pupils,” said Headteacher Dean Flood.
“Everyone has been incredibly generous and supportive and it’s thanks to them that we have raised so much money.”
The Filipino Communities of Pembrokeshire are also holding a ‘garage/car boot sale’ on November 23 between 10am-4pm at St. David and St.Patrick Church Hall, Haverfordwest.
All proceeds will be sent to St.Vincent De Paul Disaster Fund.