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Fans and public urged to dig deep for Ebola TV appeal

By Helen William

Football fans and the British public will be urged to help protect children in danger from the deadliest ever Ebola outbreak in an emergency television appeal to be aired during tomorrow's England v Scotland international.

England captain Wayne Rooney and Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher will call for donations to Unicef's Emergency Ebola Appeal. The UK Government will match pound for pound all public donations, up to £5m, made during the game.

The number of people who have been killed by Ebola has now hit 5,000 and over 13,000 are infected across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Rooney said: "Right now, children are in danger from Ebola and they need our help. Tune into to see two footballing nations come together to help protect children and their families and find out how you can help too."

Fletcher said: "I urge all our fans to transfer their passion for the Scottish football team into helping these children so we can really make a difference to their lives."

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