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Haslingden students raise money for victims of Philippines typhoon
2:50pm Thursday 19th December 2013 in News
CARING students in Haslingden have raised more than £700 for victims of last month’s typhoon in the Philippines.
Li San Tang, a year 13 student at Haslingden High School, was inspired to start the collection after she heard about the suffering in the Asian country from a friend’s family.
She sold wristbands and asked for donations from her fellow pupils.
The 17-year-old said: “A group of like-minded students and I went round the form rooms and asked people for money and they were very generous.
“I have a friend whose family is from the Philippines and I had seen the pictures of what happened and wanted to do something to help.
“I thought what happened was horrific. We take so much for granted. We think £20 is nothing but in cases like this it can do so much for other people.
“As a school we do a lot for charity ranging from collecting food for the Christmas hampers to our Xmas Factor talent show and whole school annual charity day.”
A further £700 was raised by North Tameside Scouts, where Haslingden High’s head of year eight, Heather Pearce, is a leader.
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