Man City manager Pep Guardiola makes £920,000 donation to coronavirus relief efforts

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has donated €1m (£920,000) towards the fight against coronavirus.

The money will be used to buy health equipment for use in the battle against the killer virus.

He made the donation to the Barcelona-based Angel Soler Daniel Foundation which is linked to the Official College of Doctors of Barcelona.

The 100-year-old medical institution confirmed Pep’s cash gift on Tuesday.

It said: “Pep Guardiola has made a donation of one million euros to the Fundacio Angel Soler Daniel for the acquisition and supply of health equipment to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola makes £920,000 donation to coronavirus relief efforts
Pep Guardiola has made a huge donation

“The fundraising campaign led by the the Official College of Doctors of Barcelona and managed through the Foundation, is aimed at obtaining cash donations from doctors who are members of the college and the general population to buy health equipment which is currently lacking in hospitals in Catalonia.

“It will also help to finance the alternative 3D production of respirator masks and other protective items for health workers.”

Pep’s generous donation has given a massive boost to the campaign, which had managed to raise £30,000 before he dug deep into his pockets.

On Tuesday it emerged Cristiano Ronaldo and his super-agent Jorge Mendes were financing extra intensive care facilities at hospitals fighting coronavirus in Lisbon and Porto.

On Monday, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was pictured helping to deliver food to the elderly stuck indoors because of coronavirus.

The 57-year-old dad-of-two helped out Age UK and Love Your Doorstep in Enfield, North London.

Fellow volunteers took photos with him as he wore a face mask and gloves to pack a bag for delivery.

Earlier on Tuesday it emerged the number of coronavirus deaths in Spain had leapt by a record 514 in the last 24 hours to take the total since the start of the crisis to 2,694. Barcelona is one of Spain’s worst-affected areas along with Madrid and the Basque Country.



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