Watford and England forward Danny Welbeck has donated a £10,000 relief package to the residents of his mother’s home town in Ghana as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the global economy.
The relief package distributed to residents of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality in the Ashanti Region, includes food, sanitary items and sanitizers.
Personal protective equipment were also donated to the doctors and nurses in Nkawie Government Hospital in the Ashanti region.
The donation was made on Welbeck’s behalf by his aunt, Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom. The England international was born ‘Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck’, to Ghanaian parents in London.
Welbeck was eligible to play for the Black Stars before he made his England debut in a friendly fixture against Ghana at Wembley in 2011.
He is the latest Premier League footballer to make donations in order to fight coronavirus, despite players having previously been criticised for a perceived lack of effort amid the pandemic which has killed more than 10,000 people in Britain and has shut down football in the country indefinitely.