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Bayern Munich pay for 60 children operations in Ukraine

FC Bayern made a goodwill donation before the match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Before Tuesday's UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, Bayern Munich paid a visit to Clinic Number 8 in Lviv to participate in a charity event and make a large donation. The event was attended by club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CFO Jan-Christian Dreesen and club president Karl Hopfner.

Hopfner is also chairman of the club's charity arm FC Bayern Hilfe eV. The club is donating enough money to pay for hospital stays and medicines for children needed surgeries. "These sorts of occasions make you understand what's really important in life," Rummenigge said. "We don't think twice about getting involved when it comes to helping children lead a normal life."

The donation from FC Bayern Hilfe eV has enabled a volunteer German doctor to perform 60 operations. FCB have also donated anaesthesia equipment for the intensive care unit after the hospital's previous equipment recently broke down. The charity event was set up by the Big Shoe organisation founded by an FC Bayern member in 2006. 900 operations have been performed worldwide to date.

The result in the match may not have gone according to play, but FC Bayern can leave Ukraine with their heads held high.

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