This blog is launching an appeal on behalf of Mike's sister and her family. Your much vaunted generosity and love can help ease the pain and the hardships that one of our extended family now suffers. Let us pull together. Please. Your donations may be sent to Lucille (Philippines), to Mike (USA) or to me (Australia). All suggestions on how else we can help are most welcome. CR
Update 24 July 2010
On behalf of Mike and his family, heartfelt thanks to those who have so far responded to our appeal. Special thanks to Pilar for her selfless efforts to contact our US based batchmates. And to those who have sent in or pledged their donations, thank you all so much. We realise that in this economically challenged time it is a big big ask to share what little we may have but this - in foul weather- is when true friendship, mateship, love is tested.