UK health workers raise funds for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

/ 08:19 AM December 25, 2013

(From Left) Nova Quian, haemodialysis manager, Monica Jacot , HR program manager, Regin Lagaac , Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Ursula Grant, programme director Addenbrookes Abroad.

CAMBRIDGE, UK—British health care workers and their Filipino colleagues are still responding to the disaster brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Regin  Lagaac,  senior  clinical nurse  in  renal  medicine, coordinated   an   effort   to   raise   funds for   the   typhoon victims. Several   people   across   the   Cambridge University Hospital NHS organized fund-raising events like karaoke,  disco,  cake sales, cycling  and   money collection from  the  staffs  and  patients.


The relief efforts raised £11,200.00 sterling   pounds or P800,000 for  the  Disasters  Emergency  Committee  Typhoon  Haiyan relief  fund.  The fund-raising effort has also  promoted solidarity with all  the  320 Filipino  staff at the hospital.

The United Nations said up to  2.5 million  people  were  still  in need  of  assistance in areas heavily  hit by the typhoon.


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