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The Blancos have followed in the footsteps of
Bayern Munich by pledging a seven-figure sum to
those migrating into Europe
Real Madrid have announced they are to make a €1
million donation to aid the refugees fleeing war-torn

Hundreds of thousands of people have risked their
lives to migrate to other countries in Europe - at
least 2,500 have died in the process - with
pressure now being ramped up on governments to
provide greater relief to those in need.

Bayern Munich announced on Thursday they have
donated €1m to help people pouring into Germany,
and Madrid have now pledged the same amount to
aid refugees in Spain.

A club statement read: "Real Madrid has announced
that it will donate €1million to aid refugees that are
taken in by Spain.

"Faithful to its commitment to charity, the club has
taken this decision with the aim of supporting men,
women and children who have been forced to leave
their homes in order to flee from war and death.

"The president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez,
spoke yesterday by phone with the president of the
[Spanish] government, Mariano Rajoy. The pair
talked about this contribution and other measures
that the club will put in place in order to collaborate
with the care of refugees that arrive in Spain.

"Among these measures, the club is considering
various initiatives and schemes with a special
focus placed on the youngest refugees. It will also
make some of the club's infrastructure and sports
goods available to the Executive's interministerial
commission that organises the system for receiving

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