The Filipino Australian Community Association of Hervey Bay and District is teaming with the Pier Park Family Market to fundraise for the typhoon appeal.
The Filipino Australian Community Association of Hervey Bay and District is teaming with the Pier Park Family Market to fundraise for the typhoon appeal. Contributed

Triple the effort to bolster Philippines typhoon aid

THREE fundraisers on the Fraser Coast in the lead-up to Christmas will benefit the Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan earlier this year.

The category five typhoon which struck the Philippines at 4.30am on November 8 and forced millions of people to seek shelter struck a chord with the Fraser Coast community.

UNICEF Australia estimated up to 5 million children may have been affected by the disaster.

Funds raised from three events will contribute to the appeal during the giving season.

This Saturday, join the Filipino Australian Community Association of Hervey Bay and District's appeal efforts by supporting the Pier Park Family Market's raffles and auctions at Urangan from 7am to 2pm.

On December 13, a Black Cat Variety Concert aims to fill the Brolga Theatre for an evening of bands, singers, musicians, dance and drama from 7.30pm.

Proceeds from the $10 tickets will go to the Doctors Without Borders appeal for the Philippine Typhoon Disaster.

St Mary's Catholic Church's Filipino Choir called for the community to join their Christmas concert on December 21 at the parish hall in Bazaar St, Maryborough.

From 7pm, the choir will lead the crowd with their "My Christmas for you" concert with the $5 entry to go to CARITAS Australia.

Tickets are $5 and should be pre-booked and paid for through the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre by 10am on Friday, December 20.

Phone 4121 2141 to book for the December 21 event.

For more information on the Filipino Australian Community Association of Hervey Bay and District, visit facahbadi.webs.com.