Eibar to donate gate proceeds to Galicia fire victims

Eibar to donate gate proceeds to Galicia fire victims

October 24, 2017 Off By Campbell Finlayson

Basque club Eibar have said that they will donate all of the money collected from gate proceeds at their Copa del Rey round of 32 tie against Celta Vigo on Wednesday night to those affected by the wildfires that have damaged the region home to opponents Celta.

The fire swept through large parts of Galicia and into Portugal last week, killing at least two in Pontevedra near Vigo and Eibar have graciously offered to give the ticket money from their game against Celta, to victims of the fires.

Spanish president Mariano Rajoy blamed the fires on arsonists with Vigo surrounded by flames as well as more rural areas.

Earlier this week Eibar released a statement saying, “Los Armeros wants to show their absolute sadness and consternation over the serious fires suffered in Galicia and the adjoining regions.

“That is why Eibar, through the SD Eibar Foundation, has decided to donate in full the box office takings from the next Copa del Rey match against Celta de Vigo to contribute to organisations that are fighting against the effects of the fires, as part of its commitment to aid the well-being of the people and care for the environment.”

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The match between the two sides is one of four all La Liga clashes in the Copa del Rey this week along with Getafe vs Alaves, Deportivo vs Las Palmas and Girona vs Levante. The two sides met last month at the Ipurua with Celta running out comfortable 4-0 winners.