Ex-United star Ferdinand donates £500,000 worth of toys to children's charity

Ex-United star Ferdinand donates £500,000 worth of toys to children's charity

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand
has made a donation of £500,000 worth of toys
to charity to ensure needy children receive a
present at Christmas.
Ferdinand, who retired last year following a
decorated career, made the generous gift to
Manchester radio station Key 103's Cash for Kids
campaign.
A father of three, Ferdinand said he could not bear
the thought of any children going without a present
of some kind during the festive period.
Ferdinand also revealed he has made a donation of
11,500 sleeping bags to the homeless community
in Manchester.
Me & @RossoRestaurant are doing our bit
this Xmas for #missionchristmas
@CFKKEY103 with @KEY103 come on
get involved Manchester!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December
15, 2016
"As a father myself I couldn't see children going
without opening a present this Christmas Day - the
work that Cash For Kids at Key 103 do is truly
amazing," he said.
"I'm glad that my restaurant Rosso and I can be
involved in this and certainly help put a smile on
locals kids' faces this Christmas Day.
"Me and the guys at Rosso have seen what's been
going on in the city, and with obviously it being
Christmas we know there are a lot of people less
fortunate than we are so we've decided to donate
£500,000 worth of toys and gifts.
"But Manchester has got to get behind what we are
doing, everyone can get involved and donate what
they can. We're not looking for a thank you, we're
just trying to help people out."

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