Local businesses group together to support Philippines Typhoon Appeal

Local businesses group together to support Philippines Typhoon Appeal

A group of local organisations from the Tunbridge Wells area have joined forces to create an evening of fundraising and entertainment to help raise money for the victims of the Philippines typhoon disaster which struck the country last month.

The event, which will take place on the 18 December at The Corn Exchange is set to be a real gastronomic delight, featuring authentic food created by some of the local Filipino community, as well as tasty festive treats provided by Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School, cakes from The Cake Shed and a bar provided by The Ragged Trousers. There will also be a raffle on the night to raise further funds for the appeal, with a chance to win lots of great prizes ranging from French lessons to meals out and handbags to beauty treatments. There will also be music and entertainment on the night, all centred around the unique surrounding of an indoor Yurt.

Claire Passos from Tunbridge Wells based PR and communications agency Davies Tanner was one of the driving forces behind the event. She explained; “I have visited many countries across Asia and seeing the devastation that the typhoon has caused, really struck a chord with me and spurred me to do something about it. I have been overwhelmed with the support that the businesses and people of Tunbridge Wells have shown in pulling this event together – and would like to thank everyone who has been involved. It is set to be a great night!”

Rosemary Shrager added “Such a terrible natural disaster, I am happy to help in any way I can. It’s fantastic to be a part of this event and seeing the community pull together to support it.”

The event will take place on Wednesday 18 December at The Corn Exchange, The Pantiles from 6-10pm. Entry price is £5 payable on the door which will go directly to the appeal. Please register your attendance in advance by emailing charity@daviestanner.co.uk. Donations for the appeal can also be made directly by visiting www.justgiving.com/TWtyphoonappeal.

The event has been created by Davies Tanner, The Association of Pantiles Traders, Lower Pantiles LLP, Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School, YurtsUp, Love Tunbridge Wells and with special thanks to the Marquess of Abergavenny.