Friday, December 20, 2013
The total sum donated to the Typhoon appeal was presented to the staff of Hyde's sail loft in Mactan Island in the Central Philippines on Friday 13th by Nigel Grogan, Hyde Sails Managing Director. The money, donated by customers, suppliers and well wishers exceeded £12k and will be spent on rebuilding the lives and homes of some 20-30 staff members who have lost family members, homes and all their possessions.
In the week after the Typhoon the staff volunteered to spend their Xmas party fund of around £4k on direct aid which comprised food , water and other essentials which they put in a van and took to the north of Cebu island which was devastated by winds of up to 350km per hour.
The additional money collected will provide longer term aid to Hyde staff and will be apportioned by the loft staff themselves to those they see as most in need.'