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    The world's top University Hospital (Cambridge) has extended a support to the Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines


    The United Nation said up to 2.5 million people were still in need of assistance despite a ramping up of the effort as the US military spearhead deliveries and foreign aid agencies pile into the region of Tacloban Philippines.


    Graft and corruption has been a part of Filipino life for decades. Filipinos working abroad and sending money home to their families are important source of cash in the country. There’s a lot of cynicism from the Filipino overseas community. People across the globe are saying “there’s no point – if they give money – it will just get stolen”


    Despite of the graft and corruptions are concerned, Mr Regin Lagaac – Senior CNS in Renal Medicine has coordinated an effort to raise funds for the victims of Haiyan Typhoon in the Philippines. Several people across the hospital has organised a fundraising events. This is an amazing effort with a variety of events taking place like Karaoke, Disco, Baking Cakes, Cycling and mainly money collection from the staffs and patients. This massive fundraising effort has also given huge support too for the all the 320 Filipino staff in the hospital at this difficult time.


    The relief efforts are made possible by the generous patients and staff of the hospital and raised £11,200.00 sterling pounds which is equivalent to 0.8 million (Philippine Pesos) for the Disasters Emergency Committee Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. BIG thanks and well done to all staff of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – You made a Difference.


    (Cheque presentation from left: Nova Quian - Dialysis Manager, Monica Jacot, HR Programme Manager, Regin Lagaac - CNS Renal Medicine and Ursula Grant, Programme Director - Addenbrookes Abroad)

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