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Chamber Of Commerce Backs Typhoon Appeal

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7:56am 14th November 2013

Dorchester's Chamber of Commerce is the latest local organisation getting behind a massive international appeal to help people in the Philippines.

The Chamber has transformed their Christmas breakfast next month into a fundraising morning with a choir and they've already donated £200 to the relief effort.

Others have stepped forward to lend a helping hand too.

People gave generously to Dorchester's Rotary Club yesterday who're sending out Water Aid and Shelter Kits to the Typhoon hit country.

A number of local businesses in Dorset are also raising vital funds to help survivors.

The Philippine government says it is facing its biggest ever logistical challenge after Typhoon Haiyan, which has affected around 11 million people.

The official death toll stands at more than 2,200, but local officials and aid workers say it could rise much higher when the worst hit areas are reached.

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