A group of Chandler’s Ford mums have raised over six hundred pounds to help out victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
The mums, who have children at local schools, held a cake and toy sale with proceeds going to Shelter Box, a disaster relief charity which provides victims with a boxed survival kit.
Parents and children from Fryern Junior and Infants were joined by pupils from nearby Merdon Junior school for the sale in Fryern’s school hall.
Sale organiser Nicky Head explained that the charity would be sending boxes to the disaster zone in the Philippines and that each box contained a tent, food and water – the basics for survival
The mum of two said she was inspired to start fundraising after seeing the scenes of devastation on television.
“My husband and I were sat watching the news and we decided we had to do something so I contacted the school and they kindly said we could use the hall”
Nicky said that she hadn’t heard of the charity before but found them after an internet search and chose to fundraise for them because they seemed to be offering the most practical help.
The mums had been hoping to raise £200 but were delighted to make £600 from their efforts.
The success means they are now considering holding another sale at Christmas.