City fans help out for Haiti
- Wed 20 Jan 2010, 6:02PM
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
Tuesday night's Carling Cup semi-final saw City fans help the people of Haiti recover from the effects of the recent earthquake.
30 Red Cross volunteers collected thousands of pounds in and around the City of Manchester Stadium, with every penny going to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Appeal.
Along with the other 12 members of the DEC, the Red Cross is raising funds to get medical equipment, clean water, food and shelter to those caught up in the disaster.
Roberto Mancini met one of the collectors before the game and said, "The horrifying events in Haiti truly do put any sporting event into perspective. We at Manchester City were very pleased to be able to help support the DEC and Red Cross in their campaign to help the earthquake victims and thank our fans for their generosity."
The Club wishes to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who dug deep into their pockets for their amazing generosity. If you wish to contribute further, please visit www.dec.org.uk or call 0370 60 60 900. You can donate over the counter at any post office or high street bank, or send a cheque made payable to ‘DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal’ to PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA.