Schools in South Wales have been keen to get involved with raising funds to support the Typhoon Haiyan appeal. One such example is students from St Joseph’s High School in Newport who have been out collecting for the cause and have successfully raised hundreds of pounds for our appeal. The group’s efforts were featured in the local paper, the South Wales Argus.
The school has around 42 students of Filipino descent and so the disaster has hit home for them. It was these students who initiated the collection along with their friends. St Joseph’s acting head teacher Trevor Brown, 41 said that “staff, students and everyone involved in the school is deeply shocked by what’s happened” and that “We are now thinking and praying for those who lost their lives and livelihoods.”
Kieran O’Brien, CAFOD manager for South Wales welcomed their efforts, “it is fantastic that the group at St Josephs came together in support of those affected, their efforts and the money raised will help many people rebuild their lives”.