Staff from two Ipswich companies combine to help relief work
- Credit: Archant
Charity football match to help in the Philippines
Two Ipswich-based companies took part in a charitable football match to help raise much needed funds for the DEC appeal in aid of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Players from IV Offshore (on Ipswich Waterfront) lined up against a team from Seven Social Care (based at The Havens in Ipswich) with the aim of raising at least £2,000 for the appeal.
It was the start of a fundraising campaign by the two companies to help those people recovering from the Philippines hurricane.
Dan Stephenson from IV Offshore said: “The scale of the typhoon has been unbelievable. As an off-shore recruitment company, we have extremely strong links to the Philippines as we have an office based in Manila. Some of our staff have been affected by the storm, so it is very close to our hearts.”
It is estimated that over 11 million people have been affected across the Philippines, with the death toll currently standing at 3,621 (as of Friday) with a further 3,804 injured. The UN estimates that 90% of housing has been destroyed and 2.5 million people are in need of food aid.
To donate to the appeal, please see www.justgiving.com/IVOFFSHORE