Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and wife Emma Join the Fight against COVID-19 with £500,000

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Real Madrid‘s Gareth Bale and wife Emma Rhys-Jones have joined the war against coronavirus as they donated £500,000 to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, the hospital Bale was born in.

The money was donated through the account of Cardiff and Vale Health Charity to support the effort of the hospital in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic which has infected over 8,124 people in Wales as at Wednesday, April 22.

The pandemic has killed over 18,100 people across all the regions in the United Kingdom as of Wednesday.

So, Wales and indeed the whole of the United Kingdom need all the financial help they can get as far as the fight against the deadly COVID-19 is concerned.

No wonder the kind gesture of Gareth Bale and wife Emma could not go unnoticed. Hence, the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board had to issue a statement to thank the couple.

Len Richards, chief executive at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Gareth, Emma and their family for this fantastic donation.

“It’s so heartening to hear they have chosen to give something back to their local hospital to say thank you for the services both them, their family and friends have received and to recognise all the hard work the staff and all at our hospitals are doing at this very difficult time.

“I would also like to say that gestures like this are a testament to the fantastic work that our clinical and support colleagues carry out every day. Thank you so much.”

Gareth Bale and Wife Plan similar donation in Spain

Gareth Bale and wife Emma
Gareth Bale and wife Emma

Bale and his wife are said to be planning for a similar donation in Madrid, Spain, where they currently base with their three children – Alba Violet, Nava Valentina, and Alex Charles.

The family reportedly intends to spend at least £439,000 on Spanish National Health System which has been so overworked like many other health systems across Europe due to the pandemic.

Gareth Bale and Emma were high school lovers who got engaged in July 2016 after the birth of their first two children Violet (21 October 2012) and Valentina (22 March 2016). They had their last born Alex Charles on May 8, 2018.