Javier Hernandez signs for West Ham

West Ham’s Chicharito raising funds for Mexico following earthquake

A helping hand

West Ham’s star striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has set up his own fundraising campaign in the hope of helping many affected in Mexico.

The country was hit in several places with huge earthquakes that have unfortunately devastated towns and cities.

The earthquake hit areas in and around Mexico City, killing more than 200 people in the process.

Several Mexican football clubs have set up fundraising channels to do their bit in helping the city and it’s surrounding area rebuild and push past this horrific event.

Now, West Ham striker and Mexico’s star striker Javier Hernandez has chipped in to do his bit for his home country.

“It’s time to help and I would like to announce the initiative @YoXMex. Only together can we move forward,” he posted on Instagram.

“People around the world, I would ask you to help the people of my country. We need a lot of help after what happened. You can donate in the link in my bio. Thank you all!”

Not only is Javier looking to help out, his club West Ham will help out the player by auctioning off all match shirts from their game with Spurs at the weekend and all proceeds will be going to help out those in Mexico.

Former Watford player Miguel Layun is also helping out by raising funds for his country.

West Ham injury woe

Even though Javier Hernandez is expected to face Tottenham this weekend, one of West Ham’s star players won’t be.

The player is huge for the club at the moment as they look to get out of a poor run of form.

Unfortunately, the Hammers will be without him for the game against Spurs and will be hoping for others to step up.

Find out who the player is here.