Organisations across Exmouth have been doing their bit to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Among them were two Rotary clubs, Exmouth and District and Exmouth Raleigh, which held a joint collection last weekend at Tesco, in Salterton Road, to raise money for the charity ShelterBox’s typhoon appeal.

A total of £1,575 was raised.

Exmouth and District Rotary president Brian Drake said: “We are so grateful to Tesco for allowing us to set up a collection at short notice, which resulted in such a magnificent result.

“We also appreciate greatly the generosity of the people of Exmouth and its area who helped with this achievement.

“Every penny raised will be used to buy shelter boxes for use for Philippine relief.”

Exmouth and District Rotary Club had previously paid for two shelterboxes as a first response to the disaster.

Another fundraiser was held at Marpool Primary School, which hosted a car boot sale for the DEC Philippines appeal, raising £251.75.

Organiser Julie Brown said: “I saw it unfolding on the news and felt I needed to raise some money.

“Marpool headteacher Mrs Pattison gave me the idea for a car boot sale.

“It was very cold and I’m very grateful for those that turned out.”

Julie added that she would like to thank local firms Blessing Bouncy Castles, Alan’s Laundrette and Partners in Payroll for their support.


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