St Neots man’s cycling mission to help survivors of Philippines typhoon
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The sight of the devastating effects of the typhoon which wreaked havoc in the Philippines prompted Jonathan Pang to immediately set about coming up with a way to help.
The 39-year-old Filipino, of Tern Way, St Neots, moved to England about 12 years ago and although his family back home were not affected by the storm, friends of his were.
“When I saw all the people who lost loved ones, houses, livelihoods, everything, I knew I wanted to help,” he said.
“Anything I can do for my fellow Filipino will be a great help.”
More than 3,600 people were killed and hundreds of thousands were left homeless when the islands were hit by the typhoon on November 8.
In response, Mr Pang, a keen cyclist who is a member of St Neots Cycling Club and was also once involved with St Ives Cycling Club, has planned a sponsored ride.
The father-of-two, who is a process operator at electronics firm Union Four, will be joined by club members on Sunday November 24 and they will cycle from St Neots to Oundle, Northamptonshire – where the women’s Tour of Britain race will start next year.
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They will set off from Market Square at 9am and follow a 50-mile route. Anyone who would like to join the riders would be welcome.
All the money raised will go towards the British Red Cross Society.
INFORMATION: To support Mr Pang, visit www.justgiving.com/jonathan-pang