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.”
You may also want to watch:
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
- 1 Updated: Bury Road reopened after two car collision near BMW garage
- 2 Tributes paid to inspirational Ipswich teenager Harrison Boyd, 13
- 3 Members of 'notorious' Ipswich gang jailed for 19 years
- 4 Three fire engines called to Ipswich flat fire
- 5 Man jailed after safe stolen from Spread Eagle pub
- 6 Matchday Recap: Aluko brace not enough as Blues draw at Cambridge
- 7 The places with the highest and lowest levels of Covid in Suffolk
- 8 Daughter pays tribute to keen sailor with 'contagious energy'
- 9 Superhero send off planned for 'charismatic and cheeky' Alexander, 15
- 10 Semi-pro footballer ready to kickstart Football Fun Factory in Ipswich