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Visit to Philippines will be toughest – Lorraine

TV PRESENTER Lorraine Keane will be turning humanitarian as she goes on a charity trip to the Philippines.

The broadcaster previously went on a number of overseas trips for Trocaire but has now volunteered to go away with World Vision to the typhoon-hit country.

And she admitted that she's going to find it "very tough", given the levels of hardship in the Third World country.

"I actually contacted them about going over because I had been involved in their sponsorship programme for years.


"I've sponsored a boy called Clemence since he was seven years old and I've gotten my sisters involved, too," she said.

She admits she finds some of the scenes she encounters very hard, especially as she has two daughters with musician Peter Devlin.

"I was interviewing a seven-year-old who had been raped since she was three... I'm looking at her thinking, 'You're seven, I've a daughter the same age'.

"It's impossible not to be moved by these stories."

For more details on Trocaire's missions visit www.trocaire.org