PHUKET: Funds and relief goods collected for victims of Typhoon Haiyan under the iBless Philippines campaign have been sent to the Philippines, and more fund raising events are in the works.

“We sent 139,468 baht and 2,700kg of emergency relief goods to the Philippines on November 29,” Bernardita Sanchez, an iBless committee member, told the Phuket Gazette yesterday.

Some of the iBless members accompanied the shipment, handing over the cash and goods to three organizations – the Kabalikat Civic Communicators Association, Guardians' Center Foundation, and the Diocesan Social Action Center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose de Antique.