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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 March, 2005, 12:05 GMT
European Tour adds to Asia fund
Colin Montgomerie
Montgomerie is competing in the Indonesia Open
Golf's European Tour has added more than 50,000 to the Tsunami Aid appeal.

Ryder Cup team-mates Colin Montgomerie and Paul McGinley presented the cheque at the Indonesian Open in Jakarta where both are competing.

The money was raised through the European Tour International Relief Golf Fund, which the players have been contributing to since the disaster.

"It is imperative we realise and do not forget what happened in December last year," said Montgomerie.

The Ladies European Tour has also pledged to make a significant donation.

A share of the proceeds from the Thailand Ladies Open, which runs from 31 March to 3 April, will be given to the appeal.

Ireland's Padraig Harrington gave all profits from the Padraig Harrington Charity Golf Show on 22 January.

Other sports are still working to raise funds for the relief effort.

  • Tennis: Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt are to auction autographed rackets to aid victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.

    The last three players to have held the world number one ranking have each donated rackets used in competition.

    The money raised will go to children's aid agency Unicef.

    World number one Federer is keen to help in any way possible, saying: "If we can help just a bit then I'd definitely play as much as they (organisers) like.

    "Obviously we can't be there to help but I'll play in as many matches as possible throughout the year."

    German player Nicolas Kiefer donated $100 for every ace served in three tournaments, and is planning an exhibition match with top Thai player Paradorn Srichaphan in the badly affected Thai resort of Phuket.

    Competitors at the Chennai Open tennis tournament in Madras, capital of the tsunami-hit state of Tamil Nadu, will donate their earnings from the event.

    Organisers of the women's exhibition tournament in Hong Kong pledged 34,000 from ticket sales. Maria Sharapova also made a personal donation of 5,200 to Thailand's prime minister when she was in Bangkok for an exhibition match.

  • Athletics: Governing body the IAAF has pledged to rebuild a Sri Lankan school devastated by the disaster.

    The Sri Lankan Federation suggested the project to IAAF president Lamine Diack as a way for the sport to make a direct contribution to the victims.

    "The IAAF will help to reconstruct a two-storey school as a way of contributing to the resumption of normal life," an IAAF statement said.

    The IAAF has now asked other nations' federations what help they need too.

  • Motorsport: Seven-time world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has donated $10m (5.3m).

  • Football: India's football authority the AIFF is set to donate 1.5m rupees (18,000) but has also asked football's world governing body Fifa to help in setting up a charity match.

    The German national federation and league have made 1.5m Euros (1m) available in immediate aid and intend to add to that through a benefit match between Germany and a selection of foreigners playing in the Bundesliga.

    I hope we can bring a little light in the darkness around us
    Tennis player Jonas Bjorkman
    League leaders Bayern Munich have donated 300,000 Euros (200,000) to start a project in Sri Lanka sponsoring either an orphanage, a children's shelter or a school.

    Manchester United's first-team squad have given 100,000, adding to the collective 1m donation from all 20 Premier League clubs.

    Charlton Athletic decided to double their contribution to 100,000, and the Manchester City squad agreed to donate a "substantial sum".

    Plymouth, Wolves and Derby, who play in the country's second tier, have also made their own donations.

  • Cricket: England's cricketers have given 15,000 to the appeal, while their fans are hoping to raise a further 20,000 and the Professional Cricketers' Association has pledged 5,000.

    The first of two one-day internationals to raise money took place in Melbourne in January between an ICC World XI, including England's Darren Gough, and an Asian XI.

    The game was a sell-out and was be televised around the world.

    The Asian side were defeated, but their captain Sourav Ganguly said: "I hope we have contributed in whatever way we can to help the people who have suffered this disaster."

  • Rugby: Leicester Tigers rugby union club have donated 20,000 and also held a collection at their Heineken Cup match against Biarritz in January.

  • Rugby league clubs Leigh Centurions and Whitehaven donated 1 for every person who attended their pre-season friendly in January.

  • Swimming: World champion James Gibson was among 70 swimmers from Loughborough University who raised money through a 100km charity swim on 13 January.

  • Horse racing: The industry hopes to raise 1m in the first six months of 2005 with its 'Racing to Help' appeal. Cheltenham Racecourse donated over 9,000 - 1 for each paying customer attending racing on New Year's Day.

    The Coolmore Stud has raised 1.2m. The money, raised by auctioning the services of the stud's 50 stallions, will go to the Red Cross charity

  • Olympics: In China, a committee organising the 2008 Olympic Games set up donation sites throughout Beijing, collecting 1,500 in 30 minutes, state media said.

  • Darts players and fans at the BDO World Championships have raised 180,000.

    The money has mainly been raised by the BBC and Dutch television company SBS-6 through on-screen competitions and auctions of items donated by players.




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