2013 Visayas Natural Calamity Appeal

Indeed the British nation and its people has definitely responded to the call for help.  On behalf of the Filipino community in the UK, we extend our most sincere thanks to the aid you extended to the Philippines financially and materially but most of all for your prayers.  With your help and the whole world’s help, the resilient victims and the whole country will rise up again with the guidance and blessing of our Lord.  We are thankful for all the graces we received from the Lord in the midst of the calamity that the Philippines encountered.

To you all, THANK YOU!

Visayas Natural Calamity Appeal

Philippine Centre held a fundraising event at FM Bar on 24th November 2013 to give aid to those who were affected by the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and the major earthquake that occurred in October 2013.

Thank you for those who attended the event.  We hope you all had a great time.  At the end of the evening the overall total raised was just over £5000.

We give our heartfelt gratitude to the following people/organisation:

The management of FM Bar, Mrs & Mrs Freddie “Boy” & Myleene Gonzales

The PC Executive Board members and families; Regional Reps and dedicated PC members

Our Barrio Fiesta sa London partner: ABS-CBN TFC London, Edgar Garcia (MD ABS-CBN Europe), Luis Bariaun, Julius Babao, Tintin Babao, Ryan Chua

Sponsor at the event: Smart

The steller performers of the night:

Lester Calucag, Clencha, Lahing Kayumanggi, Lodela Tafida Hidalgo, Perlas ng Silangan, T Max and Mark Villarosa

Malcol Conlan who completed his sponsored walked from Bromley to FM Bar that evening!

Raffle prize/cash donations:

Kamber & Rowena Or, Ofelia Talosig, Socorro Babaran, Arlene de la Cruz, Alma Gonzales, Peter & Nene Wylde, Gabriela Silang, Lodela Tafida Hidalgo, Nona Tomelden, Susie Javar & Jose Perello, John & Cynthia Canias, Nora Evans, Philip De Vera, Ramil Aranda, Daisy Esguerra, Mark & Maria Spooner, Ester Limotlimot, Tiffany Parinas, Joseph & Gloria Parinas, Florecio & Liza Melendres, Jorja Hung and Myleene Klass

Officers & members of other organisations:

Abra Community in UK, Albayanon (Adelina Duenas), Doce Pares (Ermar Alexander), eLG(Janette Vicera), FilMo (Vannz Bio), HilVis (Alma Suela), Gabriela Silang (Gloria Parinas & Marivic Madriaga), Philippine Centre Youth Basketball Academy (Ross Ordona), Samahang Filipino UK (Alma Gonzales), Hillingdon Filipino Community (Angie Roberts)

HVN Forwardes

The Whittington Hospital Staff

Raymund Rafinan of Metropolitan Police (Feltham)

Philip de Vera Salon

Hounslow Conservative Club (Louella & David Wainright who donated their support directly to Sagip Kapamilya)

Everyone who, one way or another, made this funciton possible.

Special thank you to Myleene Klass for supporting this event with her visit.

Proceeds will be donated to the following:

– Sagip Kapamilya – Visayas Region, Bohol

– Medical Society – Tagbilaran City Fundraising2

– Agustinian Recollect Sister – Alangalang Leyte

Maraming salamat po.  Mabuhay po tayong lahat!

You can still make a contribution to this great cause by donating online via JustGiving, click here for the link https://www.justgiving.com/philippinecentre

This appeal will end on 31 March 2014.