Real Sociedad to donate ticket sales of Celta game for Philippines typhoon victims | inside World Soccer

Spanish club Real Sociedad have announced that all profits earned from their upcoming game against Celta Vigo will be going to charity to help out those affected by the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan victims ask for donation from motorists along a highway going to Maya port, Cebu
Typhoon Haiyan victims ask for donation from motorists along a highway going to Maya port, Cebu

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Typhoon Haiyan - the second-deadliest Philippine typhoon on record - has just tore through the country, killing at least 3,681 people and leaving thousands of people homeless.

The thousands who are still alive are in desperate need of aid, and Sociedad has become the first Spanish club to step in an offer their services.

"In the next league match against Celta de Vigo (Saturday 23 November, 18:00), Real Sociedad will donate the money raised to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines," read a statement on the club's website.

"The club wants to support and help this humanitarian tragedy that the Philippines is currently enduring and has caused a number of deaths and destroyed many areas.

"Thus, all the proceeds both in the Anoeta Stadium box office and in online sales will be sent urgently by Real Sociedad to provide relief to the most affected people, who are suffering the devastating consequences of the typhoon.

"The online sale of tickets for this match is available and will remain open until Thursday prior to the meeting (closes on Thursday 21st November at 23:59)."

Sociedad made €16,000 in ticket sales from their match against Almería and after this announcement, there is expected to be a full house and the proceeds could top well over €20,000.

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