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23rd Dec 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo has made a “generous donation” that will help families in Aleppo and accross Syria

Paul Moore

The Real Madrid star has hailed the “true heroes” and asked them not to lose hope.

Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has offered a message of support for the children in war-torn Syria while also making a “generous donation” to help fund emergency supplies in Aleppo.

The Real Madrid and Portugal star’s donation will fund food, clothing and medical care for families in Aleppo and across Syria.

Ronaldo, a Global Artist Ambassador for the Save the Children campaign, posted a video message that was shared across his various different social media accounts this afternoon.

He said: “This is for the children of Syria. We know that you have been suffering a lot. I am a very famous player, but you are the true heroes. Don’t lose your hope. The world is with you. We care about you. I am with you.”

Speaking with the Associated Press, Save the Children director Nick Finney said that the Real Madrid superstar has made a significant contribution to their cause.

“Cristiano Ronaldo’s generous donation will help us to support children from Aleppo and across Syria, who have suffered things children should never have to live through. We are tremendously grateful for his life-changing support. Ronaldo is not only one of the world’s most iconic sports figures, but he also has become a beacon of hope for millions of boys and girls worldwide — and hope is something that Syria’s children need now more than ever”, he said.