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05.12.2009 13:01

The Fundació and UNHCR working together again

La Fundació has joined in the latest UNHCR initiative to help refugees, with a shirt signed by all the players, which will be part of the biggest ever shirt for the South African World Cup next year.

Gabriel Milito presented the shirt to Bjorn Heidenstrom who has been cycling around Europe to collect the shirts from various big clubs, which will be put together to create a massive shirt at the World Cup finals next year.

FIFA and UEFA have also contributed to the project with signed shirts from their Presidents Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini.

“Barca inspired me to start this”

The Norwegian, a 41 year old ex-marketing man, who has already visited clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United explained: “the work that Barca and UNICEF have done inspired me to carry out this project. This is more than a club and with the help they are giving to refugees, the players are becoming more than players too”.

Lots of pedalling

2009-12-05_CICLISTA_NORUEGA-SUDAFRICA_005.jpgBjorn Heidenstrom began his trip on June 20th 2009 to mark World Refugee Day and the same day, the Fundació del FC Barcelona signed a collaboration agreement with UNHCR. Before arriving in South Africa, Bjorn will travel through Italy, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan.

Images: Àlex Caparrós (FCB)
Images: Àlex Caparrós (FCB)
You too can take part
The project is not just aimed at big clubs like Barca, it's also open to small and amateur teams, so if you'd like to take part with a signed shirt from your team, check out www.theshirt2010.net

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