A group of charitable German football fans, in Ukraine for Euro 2012, have raised thousands of euros for the Ukrainian Child Centre for toxicology in Kiev to help purchase essential medical equipment.
The fans raised the funds in their home town of Uberlingen on Lake Constance.
Peter Maenner is a German fan and fundraiser:
“We know that there is still a huge amount to do and that some medical equipment is so expensive. Children suffer all over the world in the same way – where we live or in Ukraine – we raised the money because we like to help children who have less than our children and each euro can make a difference.”
The cash will be used to help children with lung damage caused by smoke and fire.
“That’s exactly the equipment that will help us treat children who are suffering from smoke inhalation and related conditions.”
As all eyes focus on the multi-million euro football tournament unfolding in Ukraine and Poland.
Some fans are using the occasion to help those less fortunate.
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