This Wednesday (7pm) in Ligue 1 on the sidelines of the Cote d’Azur derby, AS Monaco and OGC Nice will auction the jerseys worn during this match. The money raised will go to Secor Popular.
This Wednesday’s derby will give Monegasque and Nice an opportunity to cross swords, but also to create common cause. The jerseys worn by all the players in view of this match will be auctioned on the MatchWornShirt.com site.
The benefit will be “donated to the Secours Populaire 06, strongly mobilized with Ukrainians arriving in France, the Alpes-Maritimes department being one of the main departments to receive refugees”, can we read in the press release from the principality club can.
According to Les Echos, at the end of March, a total of 3,000 temporary residence permits were granted to Ukrainian refugees in the Alps-Maritimes at a rate of 200 or 300 requests per day.
“These funds will contribute to the funding of emergency assistance provided to a number of families hosted in the Alps-Maritimes and which will include, among other things, food, clothing, hygiene products for adults, but also for children and above all, The school kit includes furniture, French lessons”, says AS Monaco.
Rybolovlev makes a personal donation
In addition to the joint initiative led by the two clubs on the Cote d’Azur, AS Monaco’s president, Dmitry Rybolovlev, donated “in a personal capacity to the association”, while still under the initiative of the Russian leader, for the match. The proceeds will be donated in part to the Secours Populaire. The Rocher club had already made a mark last March by donating a portion of the proceeds of the match against PSG to the association. For its part, OGC Nice started a collection of donations for Ukraine in early March.