Lewes church to hold fundraiser in aid of typhoon victims

Victims of the Philippines typhoon will be remembered by a Lewes church at a fund-raising event next week.

Last November’s devastation wreaked havoc which has been witnessed first-hand by a member of the congregation of St Thomas a Becket in the Cliffe.

The church is dedicating its coffee morning on Thursday, January 16, towards an appeal aimed at disaster relief in the Pacific. The humanitarian catastrophe was caused by one of the strongest typhoons on record and left thousands dead, washed away schools, airports and many homes.

“Money raised at our next coffee morning will be donated to a member of the congregation helping those worst affected,” explained St Thomas’ webmaster, Trevor Butler. “The ferocious winds caused many to be buried under debris or drowned because of the monstrous sea waves. We will be making our small contribution to help relieve the suffering.”

The event will be held in Cliffe Hall, next to the church, from 10am until 12noon. Coffee, tea and delicious cakes will be on offer.