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Holiday raffled to rebuild Filipino village

WIN two nights’ accommodation in a gorgeous seaside home in Inverloch and help save the Philippines.

After a typhoon devastated the village Jaganya, Inverloch resident Joy McKaige is raffling the chance to win a two night stay in her home Elouera in Western Street.

Before Christmas, typhoon Ruby struck the Philippines and many houses in Jagnaya were damaged.

Heavy storms and mudslides caused devastation, and locals were injured and killed.

Wonthaggi’s Leo Lacanaria went back to Jagnaya – his home village – several times to help with the massive clean-up.

Villagers need money to help buy tarps to temporarily repairs roofs.

Ms McKaige is part of the local community fundraising group Barangay, run by the Lacanaria family.

Barangay managed to raise enough funds in June to send three volunteers to Jagnaya to deliver a jeep to be used by five villages for transport, enabling children to travel to school and benefiting the sick, injured and elderly.

Now, Ms McKaige wants to raise money to help the community in Jagnaya recover.

As well as two nights’ accommodation, Ms McKaige will offer raffle winners complementary wine, a fruit platter, a large quiche, chocolate and flowers upon arrival.

“We’ve had a lot of interest. It’s a good way to give back during this stressful time,” she said.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased through the bank account Barangay 633 000, with the account number 150772176.

General donations are also accepted and greatly appreciated.

Elouera is a separate contained home with three bedrooms, an open study, and a large living area.

The home sleeps up to seven people and has received excellent reviews on the website Airbnb.

Barangay will continue to hold barbecues at Bunnings in Wonthaggi to raise money to send boxes of clothes, tinned food and sanitary napkins to Jagnaya.

Generous heart: Joy McKaige is offering a chance to stay in her beautiful coastal home for two nights, with proceeds going towards saving Jagnaya village in the Philippines.

Generous heart: Joy McKaige is offering a chance to stay in her beautiful coastal home for two nights, with proceeds going towards saving Jagnaya village in the Philippines.

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