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Ivan's charity drive attracts media interest

Striker raising money to help people on Caribbean island of St Vincent

19 April 2021

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been talking to the media about a fund-raising campaign for the people affected by a volcanic eruption on the island of St Vincent, in the Caribbean. La Soufrière, an active volcano on Saint Vincent in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, erupted last week, covering the Caribbean island in ash, forcing around 20,000 people from their homes and leaving many without power or running water. Ivan Toney has pledged to help, he has set up a fund-raising page and made a large donation himself. More can be seen here.

Ivan is aiming to raise £50,000 and has already reached £20,000. All money raised will directly help and assist those who need it the most on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which will be achieved by working closely with local charities and organisations situated on the islands. The page has been shared by many of Ivan's current and former team mates and he spoke to some of the media about the fund-raising.

Ivan was on TalkSPORT, the EFL's broadcast partner. As well as discussing on-pitch matters, he updated them on the fund-raising effort. You can listen again here or see more below.

Ivan also spoke to Sky Sports about his ongoing quest to help the people of St Vincent. That can be seen here. He also did an in-depth interview with the Mail on Sunday that can be seen here.

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