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Building homes

Forty volunteers from Clerical Medical and parent group HBOS have just returned from Sri Lanka, where they pitched in rebuilding homes for tsunami victims.

Working with charity Habitat for Humanity, the team built eight new houses and raised funds to build a further 160 or repair 800 damaged properties.

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The Brunner Investment Trust – April 2017

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