MEMBERS of Droitwich Lions Club took the the streets to collect cash to support the victims of the Philippines typhoon.

People took part in a bucket collection in the town on Saturday, November 16 in aid of the disaster fund.

The group managed to raise nearly £1,700 for the cause in just a few hours.

Bill Phillips, from Droitwich Lions, said: “On behalf on Droitwich Lions Club, I would like to thank the very kind hearted people of Droitwich for their support for our bucket collection in aid of the Philippines disaster fund.

“This money will be added to the collections made by other clubs to buy and distribute water filtration kits for the purification of foul water. Each LifeSaver water filtration system can produce up to 20,000 litres of sterile water, making potentially contaminated sources safe to drink or use for medical purposes.

“The Lions clubs in the UK and Ireland have pledged £200,000 to send 1,000 Lifesaver kits to the area.

“During a week when Children in Need fundraising was at its peak, it is most impressive that local people have given so generously to help those who have lost everything.”