Vincent Kompany To Donate All Profits From His Testimonial To Manchester’s Homeless
At the age of 32, Kompany is on the brink of celebrating 10 years at the Sky Blues, and a match in his honour against his previous club Hamburg has been scheduled for some time next August.
Having won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FA Cup during his time at the Etihad, Kompany will go down in history as one of the Sky Blues' most successful-ever captains, and has more than earned a glamour tie to celebrate his decade at the club.
But the Belgium skipper has been too busy thinking about others to worry about himself, and has pledged the money raised will go towards launching 'Tackle4MCR', a project aimed at sparking social change in the region.
Speaking via the Manchester Evening News, Komany explained: "I've received so much from Manchester.
"Over the past decade I've been lucky to have witnessed and played a part in Manchester City's rise as a club and a brand. This has also run parallel alongside the rise of a whole region.
"However, with this spectacular rise, comes a very visible downside: more and more people are left out of and have no access to the benefits of the rapid development, often leaving them no choice but to end up on the streets."
The project as the ambitious aim of putting an end to homelessness in the city by 2020.
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And it seems that brilliant charity donations are a theme in Manchester football clubs.
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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has donated 70,000 euros so that four-year old Dusan Todorovic could travel to Barcelona for crucial treatment that could save his life.
Dusan suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. There's been a huge campaign to get him across to treatment for therapy in an attempt to cure the cancer and because of Matic's generous gesture, the mission has been achieved.
The Manchester United midfielder had remained anonymous but according to B92, Dusan's father, Aleksandar Todorovic has disclosed the donation made by Matic.
It's an incredible selfless act from Matic and one that could change Dusan's life if it bears fruit. The kid is said to be in Barcelona now and hoping that his condition improves.
Matic's gesture isn't an isolated one as back in March 2016 has made himself a hero in his homeland of Serbia by paying off all of the debts in the village he grew up in.
Matic hails from the village of Vrelo in the western part of the country, which has a population of just over 1,600 people.
According to The Mirror, the former Benfica man has been taking care of the tabs and debts at the local supermarkets and has donated money for repairs to be made at the elementary school which he attended as a child.