Ever the good egg, Rio Ferdinand has donated over half-a-million quid’s worth of toys to help ensure that no child in Manchester goes without a present on Christmas Day.
Ferdinand made the donation on behalf of his Rosso restaurant as part of the ‘Cash for Kids‘ charity mission being run by Key 103 radio station.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 15, 2016
If you’ve ever wondered what £500,000 of toys looks like, then wonder no more…
Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Ferdinand himself said:
As a father myself I couldn’t see children going without opening a present this Christmas Day – the work that Cash For Kids at Key 103 do is truly amazing.
I’m glad that my restaurant Rosso and I can be involved in this and certainly help put a smile on locals kids’ faces this Christmas Day.
It doesn’t end there though, with the MEN also confirming that Rio has also donated 11,500 sleeping bags to a Manchester homeless charity to help out people sleeping rough in the city this Christmas.
Good on him. What a champ.