FCB to fund medical care for kids in Ukraine

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On the occasion of the Champions League Round of 16 match against Shakhtar Donetsk in Lviv, FC Bayern again demonstrated the club's social commitment by taking part in a major charity event. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, his deputy Jan-Christian Dreesen and club president Karl Hopfner, who is also chairman of the club's FC Bayern Hilfe eV charity, paid a visit to Clinic Number 8 in Lviv on Tuesday morning and made a double donation to the hospital.

First, FC Bayern will cover the costs of hospital stays and medicines to enable vital operations to be performed on children in Ukraine. "These sorts of occasions make you understand what's really important in life," said Rummenigge: "We don't think twice about getting involved when it comes to helping children lead a normal life." Hopfner said it was "extremely important" to provide help in this situation.

The donation from FC Bayern Hilfe eV has enabled a volunteer German doctor to perform 60 operations. FCB have also donated anaesthesia equipment for the intensive care unit after the hospital's previous equipment recently broke down. The charity event was set up by the Big Shoe organisation founded by an FC Bayern member in 2006. 900 operations have been performed worldwide to date.

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