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Bellerin to donate £50 for every minute he plays at U21 Euros to Grenfell Tower fund

Date Posted,June 16, 2017

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has pledged to make a donation to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire .

The 22-year-old is currently on international duty for Spain’s Under-21 side ahead of their opening match in the European Championship which takes place on Saturday evening against Macedonia.

And following the heartbreaking scenes in west London, where 30 people have been confirmed dead with 70 missing following the devastating blaze at Grenfell Tower, Bellerin has taken to Twitter to confirm he will be putting his hand in his pocket.

The Gunners right-back will give £50 to an appeal helping victims for every minute he plays at the tournament.

Should Bellerin play all 90 minutes in all three of Spain’s group games that would mean a donation of £13,500. Should heavily-favoured Spain reach the final and Bellerin in an ever-present, then that total would rise to £22,500.

Bellerin has followed Raheem Sterling in pledging money to help families affected by the fire, after the Manchester City star said he will donate a ‘substantial sum’ to the disaster.

“This is a deep and sad situation, one that’s close to my heart and hard to swallow. I would like to help in the best way I can,” the England international told the BBC.

Bellerin’s Spain side are one of the tournament favourites (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

“It is only a small step, but small steps lead to big changes if we all come together.

“My condolences to the affected families, also the individuals who lost their homes.”

Footballer Marvin Morgan also staged a celebrity football match in a bid to raise £10,000 for cause.

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