Spanish football club Eibar shows solidarity with Peru flood victims

Indo Asian News Service

Madrid, March 25 (IANS) Spanish top-division football club SD Eibar has given an example of solidarity by announcing it will give the gate receipts of its home game against Las Palmas to a charity aimed at helping victims of the floods currently affecting Peru.

The money raised at the game which is to be played on April 6, will be donated to the "Egoaizia" charity based in the Basque town of around 30,000 inhabitants midway between the cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian, reports Xinhua news agency.

Egoaizia has spent the last 15 years in collaboration projects in the Peruvian region of Piura, one of the country's more rural areas, where an estimated 14,000 people have been affected by the floods and where Eibar have financed a school for the past 14 years

The floods caused by the "El Nino" weather system have so far claimed almost 80 lives, and left hundreds injured while affecting an estimated over half a million homes.