Soccer Star Danny Welbeck Donates Food & Supplies To Ghana

Danny has never forgotten his Ghanaian roots...

By  | May 26, 2020, 03:38 PM

Danny Welbeck has made a substantial donation to the people of Ghana amid the coronavirus crisis....

Despite being born in Manchester, England, both Danny's parents are from Ghana and he has always acknowledged his African roots in many past interviews.

Now the former Manchester United and Arsenal player has donated £10,000 (the equivalent of GH71 000) to his mother's hometown in Nkawie-Panin.

The money has been used to buy food and sanitary supplies which will feed tens of thousands of needy people in the area.

Part of the donations also went to supplying the local hospitals with sanitisers and PPE equipment.

Danny's aunt Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom presented the donation on his behalf and told local residents;"Danny has been very concerned about how his people would survive these trying times.

"Though he has never lived here, he has a great affection for the people of Ghana, so he felt it prudent to offer some help in the very small way that he can to support the government’s efforts in these times."

And Danny also made an appearance - via video call that is.

Speaking to fellow Ghanaians, he said; "Let’s all join hands to fight and defeat COVID-19 together, by behaving in ways that would help stop the spread".

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Well done on making a positive impact Danny!

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