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Rio Ferdinand Makes Enormous Christmas Donation To Underprivileged Children

Rio Ferdinand Makes Enormous Christmas Donation To Underprivileged Children
By Gavan Casey Updated

Ah fair play to ya, Rio Ferdinand.

The Manchester United legend has donated a whopping £500,000 (€600,000) worth of toys to underprivileged children in Manchester this Christmas, as part of Manchester radio station Key 103's 'Cash for Kids' campaign.

The former England centre-half explained to Key 103:

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.

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Ferdinand made the donation on behalf of his restaurant, Rosso, and told the radio station that he didn't want to be thanked for his gesture, and did it instead to help the kids in his locality as well as spur others into action.

Ferdinand made the financial donation last week, and the money was spent on toys - causing a bit of a pileup in the charity's headquarters. The place looks like Santa's workshop...

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Magical stuff. Fair balls to him.

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