Leeds University students in England conducted a charity soccer tournament, raising money to donate to Greek schools so they can afford to buy heat after government-imposed tax hikes left them in cold rooms, unable to afford fuel.
More than 170 players and 24 teams took part and tried their best to score as many goals as possible for their joint charity cause. The raised money was given to the Greek NGO Desmos, which will distribute it to the Greek schools facing heating problems due to the curent financial crisis in the country.
Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos, representative of Desmos and a student of Leeds University, told the Greek news agency ANA/MPA that the tournament went on according to plan right from its beginning to its end. “We sure hope our initiative will inspire other Greeks abroad to offer any kind of help they possibly can to help our fellow people living through hard times in Greece”.