Saturday, June 17, 2017

Footballer Pledges To Donate £50 For Every Minute He Plays To Victims Of Grenfell Tower Fire

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has pledged to make a donation to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire .

The 22-year-old is currently on international duty for Spain's Under-21 side ahead of their opening match in the European Championship which takes place on Saturday evening against Macedonia.

And following the heartbreaking scenes in west London, where 30 people have been confirmed dead with 70 missing following the devastating blaze at Grenfell Tower, Bellerin has taken to Twitter to confirm he will be putting his hand in his pocket.

The Gunners right-back will give £50 to an appeal helping victims for every minute he plays at the tournament.

Should Bellerin play all 90 minutes in all three of Spain's group games that would mean a donation of £13,500. Should heavily-favoured Spain reach the final and Bellerin in an ever-present, then that total would rise to £22,500.

Bellerin has followed Raheem Sterling in pledging money to help families affected by the fire, after the Manchester City star said he will donate a 'substantial sum' to the disaster.


  1. Very good of him to even have the heart to give. But if he wants to give, let him give, he should not let it depend on any footballing thing. The event on which he is making his donation depend is trivial to the enormity of the tragedy that the people affected are facing; it is almost an insult to it. If he wants to give, he should give and his left hand does not need to know what his right hand is giving, almost in line with Raheem Sterling who is donating a “substantial amount”, without actually disclosing what that amount is.