1. FC Köln | Memorized killed children

During the last home game of the Bundesliga season 2021/22, Saturday 7 May 2022, 1. FC Köln and its FC Foundation commemorate the Ukrainian children who were killed in Russia’s offensive war against Ukraine. In addition, FC encourages its fans to donate their cup deposit to the FC Foundation’s Ukraine Aid on match day. Food and material donations can also be handed in again at RheinEnergieSTADION.

The war in Ukraine continues, people are dying every day. Saturday commemorates the children of Ukraine who lost their lives in Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. Shortly before kick-off, about 220 goats are distributed on the field. Each little goat represents one of the children killed in Ukraine. In addition, the names of the killed children are shown on stadium television to get them out of anonymity.

Jakub Wawrzyniak, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne and Iryna Shum, Consul General of Ukraine in Düsseldorf, who together with FC President Dr. Urges Werner Wolf to continue to show solidarity and to point out that the war is not over yet. It is very important for 1. FC Köln to get together with partners and friends in such a situation and stand up for those who can no longer do it themselves.

We in 1. FC Köln primarily welcomed Ukrainian mothers with their children here in Cologne. They managed to escape from the war zone and find refuge in Germany. But it is just as important for us to show that we are aware that many children have not found this path with their mothers. We want to remember these children, we will not forget them, “explains Dr. Werner Wolf.

FC deposit donation to Ukraine’s assistance

The 1. FC Köln Foundation collects deposit trophies as a donation as part of its support for Ukraine at the home game against VfL Wolfsburg. 1. FC Köln together with FC Foundation encourages its fans to donate the pawns and not return them to Büdchen as usual. There are large trash cans made by Remondis in circulation that FC fans can throw the empty cups in.

In addition, there will be mobile collectors on the road where FC fans can hand in their cups. 100% of the proceeds from the deposit will be donated to the 1. FC Köln Foundations Ukraine Aid Foundation.

FC and its foundations 1. FC Cologne has been involved in several campaigns to help Ukraine since the start of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Together with Blau-Gelben Kreuz eV and Helfen ist Gold-Foundation des Goldene Jungs eV, the FC Foundation takes care of the long-term care of the Ukrainians and helps with a number of activities that make everyday life easier for the Ukrainian. refugees on the spot.

Appeal for donations of food and materials

Around the home game on Saturday, food and material donations can again be handed in in the Abel buildings in the northern part of RheinEnergieSTADION. The weekly FC food distribution at St. Karl in Cologne-Sülz is currently visited on Wednesday by about 100 Ukrainian refugees in addition to about 100 needy. However, the doubling of the need exceeds what can be used through the food donations that have been available so far. That is why the FC Foundation asks for food and material donations. In addition, donations can also be given on Saturdays from kl.

March of the Nations – March 8, 2022

May 8 commemorates the liberation of Germany, Europe and the world from National Socialism. This year, the so-called Nations March takes place in Cologne on 8 May. It is aimed at the Russian war in Europe. This walk is organized by the Blau-Gelbes Kreuz eV association. At 3 pm, all those who want to show solidarity with Ukraine are invited to gather at Deutz’s shipyard.

Mayor Andreas Wolter will greet the people at the Deutz shipyard before the foot group makes their way through the Neumarkt and Cologne Cathedral to the Heumarkt. As part of the final demonstration at 5 pm on the Heumarkt, the Prime Minister of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hendrik Wüst, and the Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, will speak. 1. FC Cologne encourages people to take part in the peaceful demonstration and show solidarity with Ukraine.

In order to remain active in Ukraine’s assistance and to be able to offer security to the people who have arrived, the FC Foundation is appealing for donations:

Funds 1. FC Cologne
Search Keyword “Ukraine”
IBAN: DE98 5012 0383 0000 9597 67

Or simply via our PayPal donation tool:

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