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PREPARATIONS for the charity cricket match later this month were underway yesterday as a host of other money raising events for the disaster fund are being organised.

Alcanada Golf Club in Alcudia is holding a charity tournament on February 5. The “stable 4 individual” tournament will start at 10am with entry fee being 80 euros and all the money going to the disaster area.

Yesterday, the Fondo Mallorquín de Solidaridad y Cooperación announced that it has raised 64'000 euros with all of the money going to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation which is working in the areas of India worst hit such as Andhara Pradesh, Tamil Nadul and the Andaman islands.

The money is being used to distribute water, medicine, food, clothing and basic equipment.
In Ibiza and Formentera, members and supporters of the local branch of the Partido Popular will today be selling cakes in order to raise extra funds. “Solidarity tables” full of goods will be put up outside all the local council buildings in an attempt to cash in on the thousands of people who will be out and about to watch the Three Kings' parade.

A spokesperson for the PP said that all the cakes and pastries will be low-priced and all the money raised will be donated to the Red Cross.
Donations can all be made direct at the PP head office in Ibiza and a fund raising dinner will be held on Saturday.