Chloe, 5, is fair game to help victims of typhoon

Kidderminster Shuttle: Kind-hearted: Chloe Manning, left, and her friend, Nelida Moreno, at the table with the treasure hunt game and prizes. Kind-hearted: Chloe Manning, left, and her friend, Nelida Moreno, at the table with the treasure hunt game and prizes.

A THOUGHTFUL five-year-old girl touched by the damage caused to a typhoon-ravaged Filipino school helped raise cash towards its rebuilding after reading about it in The Shuttle.

Young Chloe Manning, of Kidderminster, felt compelled to help the Constancio P Go Memorial Learning Center, following the paper’s report last month.

The Shuttle told how the school, on the island of Cebu, needed between £80,000 and £100,000 to rebuild the pre-school and replace equipment such as computers and books lost in the typhoon, which struck in the Philippines last month, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Ross Maden, a school inspector from Kidderminster, is appealing for Wyre Forest schools to adopt the building and hold fund-raising events to help collect the cash.

Chloe, a Holy Trinity International School pupil, helped organise a treasure hunt game during the school’s Christmas fair to raise money for the cause and collected £56.

Her mother, Kelly, said: “Chloe has homework on Thursdays, where she has to choose an article in the paper and discuss it at school.

“She was looking in The Shuttle and saw the picture with the article and said ‘I want to look at this one’, so we talked about how we could raise money and she took it into school and discussed it with her friends.

“We had a discussion about what we could do with the school’s help to try and raise some funds.”

Chloe and her friends had a table at the fair for the treasure hunt, which was to find Father Christmas’ sleigh.

“I’m very proud of Chloe for coming up with the idea and wanting to help,” said Mrs Manning. She saw the picture and was interested to find out more and then wanted to raise money for the school and to help the children who haven’t got a school to go to."

She added the cash was sent to Mr Maden, who has already sent it to principal Cesar Go.

Mr Go has emailed Mrs Manning to say thank-you and told her he would be sharing the story with his students.

Anyone who would like to make a donation or any schools that would like to fund raise should email madenross@ gmail.com

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