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FC Barcelona hands over Camp Nou title rights to the Foundation to raise money for the fight against Covid-19

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FC Barcelona hands over Camp Nou title rights to the Foundation to raise money for the fight against Covid-19

The Club cede rights to the Barça Foundation who will search for a stadium sponsor for next season.

An important moment is upon the world, the biggest health, economic and social crisis in modern history and FC Barcelona has taken an exceptional decision, one that chimes with the answer that humanity requires at such a moment of great uncertainty: that everyone gives their all to counter the effect of this global pandemic which has paralysed the world. Conscious that Barça has a commitment to society that forms part of its identity as more than a club, the board of directors, the governing body chosen democratically by the members and presided over by Josep Maria Bartomeu, have approved the ceding of the title rights to Camp Nou for the season 2020-2021 to the Barça Foundation to raise money to invest in research projects being carried out in Catalonia and the rest of the world involved in the fight against the effects of COVID-19.

FC Barcelona and the Barça Foundation, of which the director responsible is the Club’s first vice president Jordi Cardoner Casaus, consider it a necessity that at this time of humanitarian crisis, the institution should use all its resources to fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. The Barça Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and it reflects the Club’s determination to contribute to the creation of a fairer and more sustainable society, especially by improving the welfare of children at risk of social exclusion in Catalonia and around the world. At the moment the Foundation helps more than 1.6 million children to improve their lives via education, programmes for violence prevention and social inclusion. For these children, who have become indirect victims of this pandemia, confined to home for more than a month, to have a future it is vital to invest in research projects to find treatment to counter Covid-19 and that help alleviate economic and social effects.

As such, the club, via the foundation, has been carrying out a series of initiatives since to the start of the health emergency, working with institutions, businesses and other organisations. The foundation has managed the recent initiatives in the battle against Covid-19 that have come about over the last few weeks such as the campaign to raise awareness by the club, allowing facilities to be used and working with partners such as Tencent and Taiping to import health materials, adaptation of programmes so that children can stay in touch with teaching professionals, advice on the prevention of cyberbullying and organising visits by our sportsmen and women to sick children in hospital to name just a few examples.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 15:42