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Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o supports Oxfam campaign

CHARITY: Samuel Eto'o

FORMER CHELSEA striker Samuel Eto’o will host a fundraising ball next week to raise money for people escaping violence in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Oxfam is providing humanitarian support in Nigeria where 1.5 million people have left their homes fearing constant attacks from Boko Haram.

Oxfam's Yellow Whistle Ball takes place Tuesday 27 October at the luxurious Claridge’s Hotel in London and will be hosted by the former Cameroon international.

Guests at the Yellow Whistle Ball will enjoy dinner, music, and an auction. The money raised will go via Samuel Eto’o’s charitable foundation Yellow Whistle Blower FC to Oxfam and the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Samuel Eto’o said: “With my foundation, we are proud to team up with Oxfam on our Yellow Whistle Blower FC initiative. This crisis is dreadful. We like Oxfam’s ability to adapt to this fast moving situation on the ground as well as its long term commitment to the project. We look forward to a productive collaboration with Oxfam and hope to help as many people as possible.”

Jane Cocking, Oxfam's humanitarian director said: “We are delighted Samuel is helping to focus attention and funds on a much under-reported crisis. One and a half million people have fled their homes in Nigeria due to attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. Oxfam is there making sure they get the food, water, sanitation and the support they need to get back on their feet.”

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