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£33m donated to DEC Philippines Typhoon appeal in first week

£33m donated to DEC Philippines Typhoon appeal in first week

The British public has donated £33 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Philippines Typhoon appeal, a week after Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall.

Chief Executive Saleh Saeed thanked the public on behalf of the 14 charities that comprise the DEC. He said: 

“The generosity of the public is yet again surpassing all expectations. The aid agencies represented by the Disasters Emergency Committee never take such kindness for granted but this shows that when people are really suffering, the UK responds.

“It is increasingly obvious that the need is huge and we and the people being helped are very grateful for all the support. DEC agencies are already using the money donated to good effect. They are in affected areas delivering vital aid including food, water and very importantly sanitation supplies.”

Donations can be made online, via the 24 hour telephone hotline on 0370 60 60 900, via cheque, or over the counter at any high street bank or post office. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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