Celebs and BT staff join forces to help raise millions
Celebrities including Alan Rickman, Jamie Oliver, Nigel Havers and Juliet Stevenson turned out in force last week answering the phones to support the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
They were joined at the BT Tower by Amanda Holden, Myleene Klass and Laurence Lewellyn-Bowen, and many others, raising more than £168,000 in just three hours.
More than £20 million has been pledged through the MyDonate fundraising service, with over £35 million being raised for the appeal so far - and the figure still rising.
Teams at BT have been working around the clock during the last week or so, to provide support for this appeal, the ongoing DEC Syria appeal, as well as the annual Children in Need telethon.
BT people are also in the disaster area in the Philippines helping with relief efforts. Essential communications equipment has been delivered and installed by teams at a base on Panay for charities and non-government organisations. The telecommunications and data equipment, which is now in action, is important for charities and organisations to effectively plan their relief efforts.
All the money raised through the appeal will help support millions of people affected by the devastating typhoon Haiyan.
If you would like to make a donation to the DEC Philippines Appeal then you can do so through the main appeal for donations which uses the MyDonate telethons service. You can also make a donation to the Syria Crisis Appeal on the DEC MyDonate page.
If you’d like to fundraise, you can create your own fundraising page using the DEC pages on MyDonate.
And remember, MyDonate is the free fundraising service where 100 per cent of the money you donate or fundraise will go to the DEC appeal.