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Photo: Peña Barcelonista de Móstoles

The Peña Barcelonista de Móstoles’ tournament was held to raise money against meningitis. Supported by the Councillor for Sport in that town near Madrid and in collaboration with the Fundación Irene Megías against meningitis, the Villafontana arena was packed to pay tribute to Unai Hontiyuelo.

Unai was diagnosed with meningococcal sepsis at the age of eight, with caused the loss of both of his legs. The boy from Valladolid is a passionate football fans and the Peña Barcelonista de Móstoles organised this competition to honour the way he has fought to make the most of his life.

The Peña Barcelonista de Móstoles, the Peña Barcelonista de Valladolid, Aluchos FS de Madrid and the Escuela de Fútbol Sala Paco Sedan took part in the tournament where the real winners were the Hontiyuelo family. With funds donated by Valladolid City Council, the Community of Castile-La Mancha, and profits raised from a raffle, the money raised was presented to the Hontiyuelo family to help them with the expenses for looking after their son.

César Fernández, director of the FC Barcelona Sports Commission, was also present at such a special event. This initiative is yet another example of the way our supporters clubs form part of the social network around the country and are always ready to dedicate their efforts to worthy causes.

For more information about the fight against meningitis, you can visit the website of the Fundación Irene Megías https://www.facebook.com/stopmeningitis.

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