Plea for Guernsey residents to help Thai flood victims

Guernsey residents have been urged to help victims of the recent flooding in Thailand.

Thai national Noi Manachan began a fundraising campaign, working with the local branch of the Red Cross.

She told BBC News that her family were in the region affected and had experienced the flooding first hand.

She said: "My family had to be evacuated outside Bangkok and my aunt is literally not very well... the hospital had to close down."

Ms Manachan added that her family had been more fortunate than others.

Her fundraising efforts have included setting up a stall selling Thai food, with all proceeds going to the Thai Red Cross.

She said she hoped Guernsey residents would give their support.

More than 500 people lost their lives as a result of the flooding, which hit the country in October and earlier this month.

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