By Cathy Elelman • 24 April 2020 • 14:38
THE millionaire Saud boss of the top football club in Almeria has donated vital equipment to the region’s principal hospitals.
Turki Al-Sheikh put €1.2 million into the UD Almeria Foundation to be used for helping the province fight coronavirus. The mobile X-ray machine for the Torrecardenas in Almeria City and the monitors for the Poniente in El Ejido and the La Inmaculada in Huercal-Overa are part of this initiative.
Almeria mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco described the donation as an “enormous gesture of generosity,” and said it provided health workers with the latest equipment which is “going to make their work easier and more effective.”
Junta de Andalucia government delegate Maribel Sanchez underlined the solidarity of the football club with the province and said the donation “gives oxygen to Almeria’s health service.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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