Colne charity worker brings hope to disaster zone

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A CHARITY aid worker from Colne has been helping families in the Philippines set up emergency shelter after a cyclone devastated the country. Ed Cox works for Disaster Aid UK and is helping thousands of families pick up their lives after super cyclone Pablo hit last month, killing more than 1,000 people.

The 36-year-old, of Favordale Road, started out as a volunteer packing aid boxes for those affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami while studying journalism at university in Cornwall. Since then he has been deployed to disasters in Uganda, Kenya, USA, Nepal, Columbia, Haiti, Burma, Indonesia and Pakistan.

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