Charlie Austin 'proud' after QPR players donate £30,000 to Action Aid to help battle the spread of Ebola

Charlie Austin reveals the squad have also donated to Macmillan cancer support

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Charlie Austin has revealed he is "proud" of his Queens Park Rangers team-mates after they donated £30,000 to Action Aid to help fight the spread of Ebola.

The QPR striker, who has been in fine form this season with four goals in his last four matches, also said his team had made a separate donation to Macmillan cancer support.

"I'm really proud of the team for doing this," Austin wrote on his Sportlobster blog.

"A little while ago we came off the training ground and Karl Henry and Steven Caulker had come up with the idea of donating some money to this cause. We all spoke about it as a group in the dressing room, and chose Action Aid's Ebola Crisis Appeal as something we wanted to donate the money too, along with a donation to Macmillan Cancer Research.

"Full credit must go to Karl and Caulks for coming up with the idea."

Austin added: "Nobody hesitated to get involved, and rightly so. I'm proud that everyone in the QPR squad was so quick to agree to doing this and hopefully it will go some way to helping people who have been affected by this disease. Ebola isn't just affecting adult's lives, it is affecting children's lives too, and if this money can help then I'm glad to be able to contribute to the cause, as are the rest of the lads.

"Who knows, maybe it might start a chain reaction amongst other team's in the Premier League. That's not what we set out to do, but maybe others will follow suit. If it takes off, then great."

QPR host fellow newly-promoted club Leicester at home on Saturday.

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