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Ex-Man United star Danny Welbeck donates to his hometown in the Ashanti Region

English born Ghanaian national, Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck has donated some food items and toiletries to the people of his hometown in the Ashanti Region as a measure to help curb the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Items worth over GHc70,000 were distributed to over hundreds of residents in Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya District. Items which include bags of rice, cooking oils and many more were handed to the people since their municipality falls under the country’s partial lockdown.

Again, hand sanitizers and some other PPEs were also donated to be used mainly by the the nurses and Doctors who are striving very hard in this period to help combat the COVID-19 in the District and Ghana in general.

Danny Welbeck who’s currently plying his trade with Watford couldn’t made it but was represented by his aunt, Mrs Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom who presented the items to the people. She said;

“Danny has been very concerned about how his people would survive these trying times; though he has never lived here, he has a great affection for the people of Ghana, so he felt it prudent to offer some help in the very small way that he can to support the government’s efforts in these times.”

Through a video call, the former Arsenal forward was also made to communicate with the people of the district where he advised them to stay at home and adhere to the safety precautionary measures so they prevent themselves from contracting the disease.

Danny Welbeck 29, is currently playing at the Vicarage Road with Watford having previously spent time with Manchester United, Sunderland, Arsenal etc. Also, he has also played for the English national team having passed through all the ranks from the youth side to the senior national team. He has made 42 appearances for the ‘Three Lions’ scoring 16 goals.

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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