In November 2013, the Philippines was struck by Typhoon Haiyan, the most severe storm ever to hit land. It caused widespread destruction, killing over 6,000 people and affecting a further 14 million people. Hundreds of schools and health centres were seriously damaged or destroyed leaving thousands of children with no educational provision and thousands more without adequate healthcare.
Over the next six months, Freemasons from across England, Wales and Jamaica joined forces to raise an incredible £185,385 which in June 2014 was donated to Plan’s “Rebuilding Lives in the Philippines” project. In March 2015 the project was successfully completed and has already made a huge impact on the communities of Eastern Samar.
As a thank you, Plan have produced this wonderful video to express their gratitude to the Freemasons’ Grand Charity and all those who donated to make this project possible.