A week long fundraiser by Manawatu Westmount School has raised over $2,000 and will Give a Smile to eight children! The week aptly named a Drop of Sunshine Day, saw students get involved in water activies, sausage sizzles, zorb soccor and a balloon release, with all the events aiming to put a smile on people's faces.
I contacted Ruel Foundation five days before my flight left for the Philippines. Bags packed and ready to go, the ladies behind Ruel sorted my transfer, told me where to go from the airport and with that I was heading to Calapan City to spend a week with the Ruel Foundation Crisis Centre and Orphanage.
On the early hours of 26th December while most of us were sleeping and recovering from our day of 'over indulgence' in all the extra goodies that we enjoy at Christmas a very different day was unfolding in Calapan City. Our Ruel Foundation director was in the midst of yet another natural disaster - Typhoon Nina