A bumper cheque

The Foundation received a cheque for CHF 70,000 from the Fondation de la «Nuit des Neiges» on 29 August 2008 as well as a CHF 20,000 private donation. The funds were raised in February at the charity’s twenty-fifth annual snow-themed gala evening in Crans-Montana. With 550 guests, this year’s event was the biggest yet, and raised a total of CHF 180,000, to be shared between a number of charities. What a success!

«My foundation aims to help all those who believe in sport, in particular football. Training and education are the cornerstones of football, and I am happy to be able to contribute to the sport’s development through a variety of humanitarian projects,» said Blatter as he was presented with the giant cheque by Linda Barras, the President of the Fondation de la Nuit des Neiges.