Coronavirus: Wales and Juventus' Aaron Ramsey makes second NHS donation

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Aaron Ramsey has 60 Wales caps

Wales and Juventus footballer Aaron Ramsey has made a second £10,000 donation to the NHS in Wales to help with the Covid-19 crisis.

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board revealed the donation via social media, saying it was "thrilled" and "humbled" by the gift.

The board serves an area including Caerphilly, where Ramsey was born.

The former Cardiff City player previously gave the same sum to the Cardiff and Vale Health charity.

Ramsey, along with teammates at Italian club Juventus, has also agreed to forgo his wages for March, April, May and June.

The Aneurin Bevan Health University Health Board launched the appeal to raise money during the current epidemic. The board is looking to use the funds for staff well-being, essential supplies for patients and increasing volunteer activity.

The Cardiff and Vale charity appeal is to raise money for local NHS workers to spend on vulnerable members of the community.

Juventus midfielder Ramsey, 29, ensured the charity hit its £10,000 target thanks to one online donation.

"We really appreciate all of your hard work," Ramsey wrote on the charity's JustGiving page.

The charity said on social media it was "blown away" by Ramsey's donation.

"A huge thank you to Aaron, you're our star," the charity said.

The charity say money raised will be used by doctors, nurses and other NHS staff to "best benefit the most vulnerable" during the coronavirus crisis.

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