All in one side, footballers make Coronavirus donations
Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski with his wife, Anna, has contributed one million euros (£923,900) to fight coronavirus.
Robert Lewandowski has become the latest Bundesliga professional to join the fight against Coronavirus. The Bayern Munich and Poland attacker contributed 1m euros to the fight against the pandemic.
On Friday, his Bayern teammates, Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich launched the #WeKickCorona campaign with the German International contributing £500,000 each.
“Today, we all play in one team. Let’s be strong in this fight.” Said Lewandowski and his wife Anna in a statement released to media outlets.
“If we can help someone, let’s do it. The situation affects all of us. That’s why we ask you to follow the orders and to listen to them who know best. Show responsibility.”
Money contributed will go towards local food banks, medical equipment in hospitals, blood banks or homeless shelters with all of them in need of immediate help amid the coronavirus crisis in Germany.
Not only Bundesliga stars have joined forces in the fight against the virus. The German fan scene has provided help for those at risk. They have raised donations for local food banks and called for financial and moral support for medical and supermarket staff.
Man United and Man City make donations.
Manchester United and Manchester City have pledged a combined £100,000 to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.
The money will fund food banks in Greater Manchester, with United and City donating £50,000 each to the Trussell Trust. The Trust supports over 1,200 food banks for vulnerable people, with food donations on hold on match days following the suspension of the Premier League season.
In a joint statement, Manchester United and Manchester City said, “We are proud of the role our supporters play in helping local food banks and recognize the increased strain likely to be placed in these charities by the impact of coronavirus.”
“At a time of challenge for our community, we are pleased to come together without fans to help vulnerable members of society in a City United.”
Elsewhere, Chelsea has made the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge stadium in London available to the National Health Service to provide accommodation to staff as they fight the pandemic.
Chelsea reported owner Roman Abramovich would cover the costs of providing accommodation and the club has made all rooms available if required.