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Oxfam needs donations for crisis appeal

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 09, 2013

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OXFAM shop volunteers in Market Place, Leek, are appealing for cash donations from shoppers in the Staffordshire Moorlands to raise life-saving funds for the charity's emergency response following the devastation caused by the super typhoon that hit a large swathe of the Philippines.

All cash donations collected at the Oxfam shop in Leek will go towards Oxfam's operations which aim to help those who are now struggling to survive after losing almost everything.

Laurie Feltham said: "We have all seen the terrible images and we all want to help, in however small a way. Donating in the shop is easy and will make a real difference to Oxfam's emergency work."

More than 11 million people are thought to have been affected by the typhoon, which recorded unprecedented wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, flattening swathes of the country and claiming thousands of lives.

Oxfam aid is getting through but donations are crucial.

Oxfam's teams in the Philippines are delivering aid to people hit by the typhoon and plans to help 500,000 people affected by the crisis. It said £5 could provide 10 emergency health kits to prevent the spread of disease; £27 c ould provide 10 buckets to help provide clean, safe water; £120 could provide temporary shelter for a family made homeless. The Oxfam shop is open 9am to 5pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am to 4.45pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays and 9.30 to 4.45pm on Thursdays. You can support Oxfam's appeal by donating at the shop, online at www.oxfam.org.uk, by phone on 0300 200 1999 or by texting DONATE to 70066 to donate £5.00.

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