December 11, 2023

Claire Morley helping in The


By Margaret Sheard

We have received information of Claire Morley’s humanitarian act in volunteering to go to the Philippines to help with the clean up after the Super Typhoon  Haiyan.

On 8 November, 2013 super typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, hit the Philippines with winds in excess of 300km/hr. The real killer was the storm surge that came in her wake, three massive waves one after the other, claiming lives, houses, belongings and livelihoods. The total loss of life is still unknown. Claire Morley has just spent a month Helpworking with the survivors to try and rebuild their shattered lives. Along with photographs, she will be giving a 30 minute talk on what it is really like to work in a disaster zone and explain some of the projects she and the other volunteers have been involved in.

Claire has arranged to do a talk about her experience, the first of which is on Wednesday 16th April at 7pm at The Black Olive in Alsancak which will be 30TL including a meal, with 10TL to be donated to the cause, however, if you were not aware of this there will be another chance to hear what Claire has to say on Monday 21st April at Monteo’s in Çatalköy at 7.30pm when there will be a charge of 10TL which again will be donated to the cause.  There will be food available from the menu for those who want to eat and Monteo’s will donate 20% of anything ordered from the bar or the restaurant.

The talk will be about 30 minutes long with pictures and the money raised will go to help the survivors of the worst typhoon recorded. Your support would be greatly appreciated particularly by the people of the city of Tacloban.

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