Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich helps brings ill Israeli kids to the World Cup (JN)

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich helps brings ill Israeli kids to the World Cup (JN)

Despite Israel’s absence from the World Cup, many Israelis are intensely following this year’s tournament in Russia. Some of these fans, thanks to Russian Jewish billionaire Roman Abramovich, have been given the opportunity to attend the Cup. Abramovich, an investor and entrepreneur who owns England’s Chelsea Football team, has donated a six-figure sum to the Israeli “Fulfilling Dreams” charity, which takes children with serious illnesses to major football tournaments across the world. The organisation was founded and continues to be run by U.K. native Gilad Salter. Abramovich, according to reports, learned about the charity from his friend and former Chelsea manager Avram Grant. Read more

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