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Cristiano Ronaldo did not donate £5m to Nepal earthquake victims: Save The Children organization

Prominent NGO "Save The Children" have denied reports of the £5 million donation made by Ronaldo in the wake of the earthquakes in Nepal.

News 14 May 2015, 18:43 IST
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Save The Children have denied reports of Cristiano Ronaldo’s £5 million donation

According to The Guardian, reports of a £5 million donation made by Cristiano Ronaldo to Nepal earthquake victims has been denied by the Save The Children organization. According to earlier reports in France, the 30-year-old Real Madrid star had doanted an amount of £5 million towards the eathquake relief effort in Nepal. In addition, Ronaldo also made an appeal to his 100 million plus followers on his official Facebook page to support his cause.

In a statement released by a representative of Save The Children, it said: “The global ambassador for Save the Children, Cristiano Ronaldo, has used his voice and his global visibility to raise awareness of the problems faced by the most vulnerable children around the world, including those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.”

“The latest information on the donation of Cristiano Ronaldo to the emergency response of Save the Children in Nepal is false.

“After the second earthquake, which has brought further devastation to the country, the NGO wants to thank Cristiano Ronaldo and other influential people for their support in publicising the situation facing children and families in Nepal.”

Ronaldo has become the face of multiple charities over the years since 2008. World Vision and UNICEF are some of the prominent charities that Cristiano Ronaldo is affiliated to.

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