Colonial Donates $5,000 For Typhoon Victims

December 4, 2013

One of the island’s leading insurance firms has donated $5,000 towards the disaster relief fund for the Philippines, which was left devastated by one of the worst typhoons in history. Thousands of people were killed and hundreds are still missing after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last month.

Staff at Colonial raised $500 during a denim day and the company then added another $4,500.

Colonial Group’s CEO, Alan Peacock said: “What happened in the Philippines was horrific. It was a storm almost without parallel and the devastation was awful. It is a reminder of what could happen closer to home.”

Typhoon Haiyan was the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record and was the strongest storm recorded at landfall. Sustained wind speeds of 195 mph and gusts reaching 235 mph were recorded.

On December 7, local musicians will stage the Live BDA Philippines concert on Pier Six on Front Street, to raise more money.

Mr Peacock added: “There are a substantial number of Filipinos in Bermuda and it is amazing how the island has rallied round to raise so much money. We are happy to play our part and would encourage people to attend the concert on December 7.”

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