Clothes Collected for Philippine Typhoon Survivors

26 November 2013

Thousands of items of clothing and bedding have been collected by Norwood, one of the UK’s leading Jewish charities, to aid the relief effort for the people of the Philippines this week.

Hundreds of the charity’s staff together with the people Norwood supports, donated, sorted and packed all types of clothing and bedding items for those people whose lives have been devastated by the typhoon in the Philippines.

The collections were successfully coordinated throughout all of Norwood’s operations alongside Wellington College in Berkshire and Stanmore Synagogue in Middlesex. The items of clothing and bedding were sorted and packed by Norwood staff, people with learning disabilities and their families at Ravenswood, Berkshire.

"Thousands of individuals will be directly helped by this relief." said Norwood’s Head of Operations Pauline Smith, "Anyone who saw the news and watched what was happening in the Philippines could not help but be deeply affected and moved by what had happened.

"Norwood has a very large number of staff from the Philippines whose families and friends have been directly affected by the devastation brought about by the typhoon – we had to do something to help.

"We have been overwhelmed by the donations we have received – it is more than we ever imagined possible. Local schools, Wellington College and Stanmore Synagogue heard what we were doing and asked whether they could also contribute to our collection. It has been absolutely heart-warming to know that individuals and families here have all pulled together to assist those in the Philippines who need us".

Individuals with learning disabilities, their families and Norwood staff have been busily engaged in sorting and parcel-packing a wide range of donated items. All of the parcels are being dispatched to the Philippine’s this week in conjunction with LBC Express.