KVO COLLECTS CLOTHES FOR IBRAHIMA
Last week, the two younger brothers of U15 player Ibrahima Baldé were killed in a house fire in Laken. Apart from the human drama, all belongings of the family went up in smoke. KVO is now taking several initiatives to help the boy and his family.
"When we heard the dramatic news, we put our heads together here at the youth," said Youth director Rik Coucke. "The boy receives psychological support from the club and in his boarding school in Ostend. He has already started training again to take his mind off things. The youth team is also providing financial support in the form of vouchers for a few supermarkets. His trainer Wesley Deschacht also took the initiative to collect clothes.
"The death of his brothers is a human tragedy, but the boy also lost almost all of his belongings and clothes," begins youth coach Wesley Deschacht. "That doesn't outweigh the loss of his brothers, but we want to help him and his family as much as possible with material things. I launched a call on Facebook to bring in clothing and that was already answered en masse. After consultation with KVO there will now also be support from the club."
"We call on our fans to bring in as much clothing as possible to our fanshop," adds press and communication officer Bram Keirsebilck on.
"KVO as a club will also make a contribution. We will hand the boy sports clothes and we will use € 500 crowdfunding money to spend at our partner Decathlon. Last but not least, Ibrahima also receives € 500 clothing credit at A-Mode. These are band-aids on the wound of great sorrow, but if we can help him and his family even a little bit, we are already satisfied."
Clothes can be brought to the KVO-fanshop (L. Van Tyghemlaan 62) or to the youth complex at De Schorre (Sportparklaan 1). Ibrahima himself has a size Large and shoe size 45.
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