Rebuilding Broken Homes (Literally)

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I’m sure everyone has seen some kind of newsfeed about Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the Philippines on 8th November 2013. It’s the kind of devastation you can’t quite comprehend. And while the news dwindles and becomes more preoccupied with drug taking antics of city mayors and British bankers there is still an enormous amount of work to in rebuilding the lives and homes of people affected in the Philippines.

That’s why with both availability of time and funds I’ve volunteered to start work on Project Leyte. A project run by Allhands.org which promises to be hard and unglamorous work guaranteed to destroy my wardrobe. I start tomorrow with no relevant experience except having once dressed as the construction worker from the Village People at a fancy dress party.

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I’ve always found SE Asia so warm and welcoming, and yet so fragile to natural disasters it good to be able to…

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