Rajasthan Royals (RR) have announced they have raised a sum of INR 7.5 crore, which will help provide support to people affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The team's players, team owners and team management have come forward to make such a contribution and they have been working with the franchise's Philanthropic arm the Royal Rajasthan Foundation (RRF) in partnership with the British Asian Trust (BAT).
Rajasthan Royals announce a contribution of over $1 milion from their owners, players and management to help with immediate support to those impacted by COVID-19. This will be implemented through @RoyalRajasthanF and @britishasiantst.— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 29, 2021
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"Rajasthan Royals is pleased to announce a contribution of INR 7.5 Crores (over USD 1 million) towards COVID Relief to help with immediate support to people in India impacted by the surge of COVID-19 virus," the franchise said in a statement.
The statement added, "Players along with the team owners and team management have come forward to raise funds and have been working along with the Rajasthan Royals' philanthropic arm Royal Rajasthan Foundation (RRF) in partnership with the British Asian Trust (BAT)."
"The funds raised by Rajasthan Royals will help pan India, with an initial focus on the state of Rajasthan, where the RRF, Chaired by Ranjit Barthakur, has numerous initiatives it continues to support."
The release said BAT founder, Prince Charles, has "launched an emergency 'Oxygen for India' appeal, which is currently focused on acquisition and distribution of oxygen concentrators, devices that can provide the enriched gas straight from the air, to treat patients."
(With inputs from PTI)