Man City star raises five-figure sum for struggling food and drink industry in Manchester

Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has raised over £20,000 for the food and drink industry in Manchester, which has been heavily hit by the ongoing Government-enforced lockdown during early 2021.
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Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has raised over £20,000 for the food and drink industry in Manchester, which has been heavily hit by the ongoing Government-enforced lockdown during early 2021.

The Germany international recently set up his own charity, where members of the public had the opportunity to bid on special items close to the 30-year-old, including meet and greets, and signed items from the player.

Writing on his social media pages on Thursday evening, Gundogan has now revealed that his auction has results in over £20,000 being raised for five venues that have been affected by the recent Covid-19 lockdown.

Ilkay Gundogan wrote, "Proud to have already collected over £20,000 with my auction for the struggling food and drink industry in Manchester. It's a pleasure to assist these amazing and hard working people behind all these nice cafes and restaurants in my 2nd home."

He continued, "The recipients are Coffee B, Lunch Box Cafe, the Cotton House, Stove Munkey & the Konak Cafe. Thanks to everyone for supporting this! More special auctions are coming soon!"

Given Gundogan's history regarding the provision of aid and support for struggling areas of society, you can expect plenty more from the German as the lockdown continues for another month.

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