Bath Rugby raise funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

27 November 2013

Bath Rugby joined forces with the Bath Rugby Foundation at the Bath United Aviva A League semi-final on Monday to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal.

Ollie Devoto, Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson and David Wilson gave a helping hand to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which has devastated the Philippines.

More than 11 million people in the Philippines have had their lives torn apart by Typhoon Haiyan - they urgently need food, water and emergency shelter. DEC member agencies and their partners are providing immediate assistance to those affected and will be helping them to rebuild their lives.

Alongside volunteers from Bath Rugby Foundation the players undertook a bucket collection encouraging donations from spectators as they arrived at the ground. The entire United team, which included Kyle Eastmond and Tom Biggs, also signed a Bath Rugby shirt which was raffled off in the corporate boxes on the evening. In addition, fans were encouraged to text to donate £5 to the cause.

Donations can still be made to DEC by texting 'Rugby' to 70000 to donate £5.

The DEC brings 14 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis: Action Aid, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Plan UK, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision. All of the charities collectively raise money to reach those in need quickly.

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