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Cristiano Ronaldo Donates €100,000 To Aid Afghan Landmine Victims

By Chris Wright

Just a quickie to warm your cockles this morning.

Shortly before cruising in on a wave of phase to equalise for Real Madrid against Manchester United last night, the Red Cross announced that Cristiano Ronaldo is donating €100,000 on behalf of UEFA to help rehabilitate Afghans who have lost limbs, mostly as a result of landmines.

Said Ronaldo: “For me it’s a great honour to be able to help others, and it makes me extremely happy to do so.”

What a good egg. This is the second time Ronaldo had pledged a wodge of his earnings to the Red Cross orthopedic centers in Afghanistan too, doing likewise back in 2008.

The cynical among you may suggest that it’s only a tiny fragment of Ronaldo’s salary, but lest we forget that he’s under no obligation to give his money away and that €100,000 could make a hell of a difference to a charity like that.

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By Chris on February 14th, 2013 in La Liga, Newsnow, Real Madrid. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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4 Responses to “Cristiano Ronaldo Donates €100,000 To Aid Afghan Landmine Victims”

  1. [...] swiftly on the heels of Cristiano Ronaldo slinging €100,000 in the Red Cross’s direction comes the news that Edin Dzeko is flogging the two personalised undershirts he exposed after [...]

  2. Nuno says:

    Just to complete the article:
    “On Wednesday evening, European football’s governing body presented a cheque for €100,000 to Ronaldo, in recognition of his achievement in being voted no fewer than seven times into the UEFA.com users’ Team of the Year. Ronaldo in turn donated the cheque to the ICRC’s physical rehabilitation programme in Afghanistan.”
    http://www.uefa.com/uefa/socialresponsibility/adhocpartnership/news/newsid=1918712.html
    Only to clarify it wasn’t part of his Madrid paycheck, but still a good gesture (I believe he probably still donates something more to charity, but without all this mediatism)

  3. fan 1 says:

    thank you for supporting people in need. and respect for not celebrating the goal against MANU lol

  4. Dont Worry says:

    People love bagging out on Ronaldo, I heard he gave alot to the Gaza medical supplies.

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