Supporting our Filipino Colleagues - Belfast Appeal Day

26/11/2013

Belfast Trust is joining forces with the local Filipino Community, Belfast City Council, and major aid organisations to raise money for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan on Belfast Appeal Day - Friday, 29 November.

Belfast Trust is joining forces with the local Filipino Community, Belfast City Council, and major aid organisations to raise money for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan on Belfast Appeal Day - Friday, 29 November.

We are encouraging everyone to raise and donate money to the appeal which will be managed by aid agencies, including Tearfund, the Disaster Emergency Committee and Trócaire. The money raised here in Belfast will be extremely beneficial to the survivors of the typhoon as it will enable them to pay for services to be delivered quickly on the ground in the Philippines.

The decision to organise a day of fundraising was taken at a meeting hosted by Lord Mayor, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir which was attended by our Chief Executive, Colm Donaghy, members of the Filipino community, local aid agencies and community groups. The Lord Mayor said “Money will allow the aid agencies to transfer essential items such as food, tents and medical supplies from warehouses close to the devastated area instead of transporting goods from Ireland. This saves time and ultimately can save lives.”

Chief Executive Colm Donaghy said, "There are over than 250 Filipino staff working in Belfast Trust. They are a tremendous asset to us and are much loved by staff and patients alike. This is our chance to show them that even though they are so far from home, their new home in Belfast won’t forget their loved ones in their hour of need."