Last lap of fundraising

Last lap of fundraising

English Schools Foundation has collected more than HK$1 million for super-typhoon victims in the Philippines


Students from King George V School created a giant Philippine flag with handprints
Students from King George V School created a giant Philippine flag with handprints
Teachers and students from the English Schools Foundation are in the final stage of fundraising for Filipino victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

The schools have been raising funds since Haiyan tore through the Philippines on November 8, with the city of Tacloban being the worst hit.

Haiyan - which was given the highest level of four, indicating strong winds up to 185km/h - left at least 7,000 people dead or missing. Millions have been left homeless.

The foundation's schools have raised more than HK$1 million since then, and useful items such as food, clothes and hygiene kits were also collected at most of the schools. Students donated money to take part in various activities that schools hosted, such as carnivals, dress-casual days and special games.

Sha Tin College, which raised HK$40,000, and Sha Tin Junior School, which raised HK$15,800, encouraged students to take part in a Dress Down Day last month.

Students at King George V School mixed fundraising with arts, creating a giant Philippine flag with handprints. The school has raised more than HK$25,000.

The foundation's website says all proceeds will go to the Philippines via charity organisations including Red Cross, Crossroads and Unicef.

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