Xavi doing his bit
It was today revealed that 36-year-old Barcelona legend Xavi Hernández donated his yacht to Proactiva Open Arms.
Proactiva Open Arms (POA) are a Spanish NGO who are dedicated to saving lives in the sea, currently based in Lesvos where they help refugees arriving at the Greek coast.
The yacht will be sold at a public auction and the POA will use the funds to help the refugees escaping from their native countries by boat.
Currently playing in Qatar for Al Sadd, Xavi should be lauded for his fantastic piece of charity but – as an ambassador for their 2022 World Cup – his continual praise of Qatar still raises eyebrows.
The POA released a video on their Facebook page with the following message:
The Soccer Player Xavi Hernández Collaborates with Proactiva Open Arms with the donation of a recreational craft to be auctioned in the near future. Hew as introduced to our work a while ago and decided to donate his yacht to obtain more resources in order to ensure the permanence of the mission.
Thank you, Xavi, gestures like yours, will save many lives.