New Boats for Victims of Typhoon Taiyan

One of the Philippino communities hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan is the fishing village of Tagum.  Despite moving all their 60 fishing boats clear of the sea, they were destroyed by the hurricane-force winds, as were the trees which they might have used to re-build the boats.

The answer was to construct new glass-fibre vessels, and our club has funded one of these to add to around ten which have been built so far.   We hope that further funds can be raised by us and the many other clubs involved, to bring the fleet back up to strength as soon as possible.

The picture shows some of the delighted fishermen in the Steyning and Henfield boat.