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Offline Maik

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Aid for Kef quake victims
« on: Friday, 07 March, 2014 @ 22:33:46 »
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Greece international players announced on Friday that they would donate a month's wages to help fund repairs to a nursing home on Cephalonia island damaged by twin-earthquakes in January and February.

"The 23 of us who participated in the World Cup 2014 playoff with Romania have decided to donate our wages of November 2013 to repair the Lixouri nursing home," the announcement said.

The nursing home was severely damaged by the earthquakes and residents were transferred temporarily to another facility.

"The thought of 36 elderly people losing their residence frankly shocked us and obliged us to offer a helping hand so they can live under humane conditions," the announcement said.

Last month Greek champions Olympiakos announced that they will provide funds to reconstruct schools damaged by the earthquakes on Cephalonia.

It is estimated by authorities that the cost of repairing the schools in Cephalonia will be about 500,000 euros ($679,458), which Olympiakos -- who face Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League later this month -- have promised to cover.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/top-stories/Greek-players-to-help-repair-quake-struck-nursing-home/articleshow/31624961.cms

Offline JimW

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Re: Aid for Kef quake victims
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 27 March, 2014 @ 18:51:36 »
I am amazed at the generosity of the Greek footballers.
I just cannot imagine any British professional players doing anything as humanitarian as that.
Respect to all of them.