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Coronavirus: Mbappé makes donation amid Covid-19 crisis

The Abbe Pierre Foundation has confirmed Kylian Mbappé has made a large donation to assist their cause amid the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: Mbappe donates to Abbe Foundation Pierre charity amid COVID-19 crisis

Kylian Mbappé has made a generous donation to the Paris-based charity Abbe Pierre Foundation as France continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Ligue 1, along with the vast majority of other sporting competitions, has been put on hold amid the crisis, with over 27,000 confirmed deaths worldwide.

Over 30,000 coronavirus cases registered in France

France has 33,414 confirmed cases of the illness and, in a bid to assist the work of the Abbe Pierre Foundation, Paris Saint-Germain and France star Mbappé has donated a large sum to the charity.

"Concerned about the consequences of the serious health crisis which strikes our country, but also of all the consequences which it can generate on the most fragile people, Kylian Mbappé has just made a very large donation to support the work of the Abbe Pierre Foundation," the charity said in a statement.

"His generosity will make it possible in particular to implement first aid actions: access to water and hygiene for people in very precarious situations, access to food and shelter for homeless people.

"The Foundation sends its most sincere thanks to Kylian Mbappé for his generosity and his attention towards people in great precariousness."

The charity did not confirm how much Mbappé had donated.

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