Basque outfit Eibar have donated last season’s training kits to Syrian refugees in Greece through refugee aid charities.
This is the third year running that the club has donated old and surplus training kits to a charity, with refugee charities of course this year’s choice.
Local group Koloreak Haizean who are the Gipuzkoan social intervention association help the SD Eibar Foundation contribute to sport programmes in education in Athens and Skaramagas in Greece. This initiative will form part of the #RefugeesWelcome campaign around the world.
Koloreak Haizean also works alongside other organisations including Accio Solidaria Mediterranea and Holes in the Borders on the Alternativa Habitacional project with the aim of re-homing and offering activities for refugees to keep them off the streets away from any danger.
This isn’t the first time this season that Eibar have shown their charitable side either.
At the end of October the club announced that it would donate all the gate proceeds from their Copa del Rey tie against Celta Vigo at the Ipurua to the Galicia fire fund after wildfires had swept through the region of their opponents Celta in the week leading up to the game causing devastation to the region and cost a few lives.
The Ipurua side will travel to take on Real Sociedad in the Basque derby on Sunday.