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Donation Made to the Hogar Trisker Orphanage in Boquete on Behalf of Alex Humphrey

Expat Tales By DON WINNER for - Received today via email: "Alex Humphrey went missing in August 2009 in Boquete in Chiriqui province not far from the Costa Rican border in Panama. Detailed searches were carried out by SINAPROC, the search and rescue team and shortly afterwards, the family made two visits to distribute posters, make TV and radio appeals and arrange for the offer of a reward for information. Alex was active in the Arts scene in Manchester, England where he lived. He was a poet, an aspiring dramatist and sometime stand-up comic. In January, several of his friends organised an Arts Evening which was attended by over 200 people. The entertainment ranged from a classical quartet to burlesque dancers, with poetry, comedy and much else besides. Several local businesses gave prizes for raffles. Many people said that Alex would really have enjoyed the evening and that ‘they did him proud.’ Alex’s family decided to split the proceeds between the school for children with learning difficulties where Alex worked and the Hogar Trisker orphanage on the road between David and Boquete, which Alex must have passed before he went missing. On their recent visit, Gill, Alex’s mother and Martin his elder brother, handed over $250 as a first instalment, to Bob Moyle, from the local Rotary Club who currently manages the orphanage. We have today received an e-mail to say that the money has been spent on black shoes for school for 14 girls, and a contribution towards the fund to re-open a well on the property so that they always have a safe water supply. The family hopes to be able to send more money out shortly. Bob Moyle:, Andrea Wren organised the event:, Assorted pictures and text at : Desperately seeking Alex on Facebook."

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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