Fishing boat

Thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Steyning and Henfield and Shoreham and Southwick.

New Boats for Devastated Philippine Fishing Village

One of the Philippine communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is the fishing village of Tagum on the Island of Mindanao.   Despite moving their fleet of around 60 fishing boats well up the beach, they were all destroyed by the high winds, as were the local forests which they might have used to re-build the boats.

Following a scheme initiated by Keith David of the Rustington Rotary Club, the Rotary Clubs of Steyning and Henfield and Shoreham and Southwick have jointly financed the construction of a glass-fibre fishing boat to help replace those which were destroyed.  Around 10 boats have been replaced so far, and it is hoped that further fund-raising by all the clubs involved will bring the fleet back to full strength as soon as possible.