DAVID DE GEA has donated £175,000 to the victims of the devastating Spanish storm which claimed the lives of seven people. Spain’s Red Cross confirm the cash donation. By thanking the Manchester United star for his generosity. The organisation tweeted a picture of the goalkeeper and wrote: “200,000 euros to support. The people affected by the flooding in Alicante and Murcia.
David De Gea, thanks for your solidarity.
Alicante and Murcia were the worst-affected provinces after last week’s storm. With torrential rain causing widespread flooding and leaving many areas cut off.
The army had to help evacuate thousands of people from their homes after rivers burst their banks.
The ‘gota fria’, as the storm was called in Spanish, also led to travel chaos after forcing airports to shut temporarily.
Seven people tragically lost their lives including a 66-year-old Dutchman who was. Washed away by a torrent of water in the town of Dolores near Alicante.
Meanwhile, one British expat said he lost everything except his passport, some cash and his fridge when the Vega Baja flooded. De Gea, 28, was born in Madrid but his father originated from Redovan, Alicante & grew up in the nearby town. Orihuela which was heavily damage by the storm.
He was included alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in a list of the most generous footballers published by Spanish sports daily AS last year.