Island unites behind ANCOP charity
Kind-hearted Bermudians were yesterday thanked for their support after a fundraising walk to help poverty-stricken families around the world.
Answering the Cry of the Poor International Bermuda was collecting for its international shelter and child sponsorship programmes.
About 100 walkers took part in the event, which started at the Botanical gardens in Paget.
The local branch of the charity has rebuilt 87 houses, sponsored more than 75 children around the world and aided victims of typhoons in the Philippines.
Parts of the South East Asian country were battered by 130mph winds with higher gusts as well as torrential rain on Friday.
Evelou Mosley, ANCOP International Bermuda president, thanked those who took part in the walk or made donations and said: “We are very glad that they came, there were so many Bermudians came out and we are so grateful. They showed their support not only for our child sponsor and shelter programmes but also for the people affected by the typhoon.
“Some Bermudians are very generous and kind-hearted, I want to thank them for their support.”
The total amount raised had yet to be calculated but Ms Mosley added: “It went very well, the weather was really good. It was really fun.”
Typhoon Mangkhut was being blamed yesterday for the deaths of at least 66 people in the Philippines and China, many of which are thought to have been because of landslides.
Ms Mosley, who is originally from the Philippines and is due to make her way there today with husband Darin, said her own family and their communities seemed to be safe but there had been some property damage and crops such as corn and rice, as well as banana and mango trees, were destroyed.
• For more information about the charity and its work visit www.ancopbermuda.com
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