Ronaldo responds to Turkey, Syria earthquake …sends plane full of care items to victims

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a plane load of care items to victims of the devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkey.

The former Manchester Unit­ed star has been deeply affected by the tragic scenes that has left over 50,000 dead and severely impacted people’s lives.

And Ronaldo has sent a plane packed full of aid to the areas devastated by the disaster as he looks to help those affected.

The Portugal legend has paid for tents, food packages, pillows and blankets, beds, baby food and milk and medical supplies to help aid the humanitarian effort.

The goods have been sent to both Turkey and Syria.

This Ronaldo’s gesture will encourage other sporting figures to follow suit in the coming days and weeks.

Footage emerged on Friday of Ronaldo greeting a young Syrian boy who said it was his dream to meet the ex-Real Madrid forward.

It is not the first time Ronaldo has made such generous dona­tions.

Ronaldo once donated $83,000 (£69,000) to pay for child’s brain surgery, and also donated $165,000 (£137,000) to help fund a cancer centre in his native Portugal.

The forward, who has held ambassadorial roles for Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision, also donated £1million to Portuguese hospitals during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. —Sportsmail

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