13 November 2013
The British Red Cross is appealing to the public to sign up to collect cash donations for the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
The Red Cross is asking people to give up a few hours of their time on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November to collect cash donations outside Tesco stores all over the country. .
Millions of people in the Philippines are in dire need of help after the country was battered by the strongest typhoon to ever hit land. The Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal is raising funds to help provide access to clean water, food, hygiene kits, and shelter to people affected by the disaster.
Sign up online or by calling 0844 412 2811.
British Red Cross director of fundraising, Mark Astarita, said: "Tesco is offering us an amazing opportunity this weekend to raise vital funds to help people in the Philippines who are in desperate need. We’re counting on your support.”
Tesco has supported the British Red Cross for more than 13 years, and in 2009 launched a unique emergency partnership to provide support for the work of Red Cross emergency teams at a local, national and global level.
Rebecca Shelley, Tesco Group corporate affairs director, said: “We have all been moved by the terrible suffering in the Philippines and readily offer our support to the British Red Cross to raise funds for the relief effort. Our nationwide network of stores gives customers the opportunity to make a donation simply and conveniently this weekend.
“I know our customers and colleagues will give their time and money generously, as they always have when there are people in need. I want to thank them in advance for their support, which will change many lives for the better.”
The British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal has now raised £3 million. Following the Haiti Earthquake, store collections by Red Cross fundraisers, Tesco employees and volunteers raised a massive £495,881 – which provided food, clean water, medicine and shelter to the people of Haiti.
Sign up to collect in your local Tesco
Donate to the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal