Double world swimming champion David Popovici will donate the helmet and goggles he wore when he won the two gold medals at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest this year as part of a charity action dedicated to Florentina Filipovici, a former junior rowing world vice-champion.
“David Popovici, a double world swimming champion, is donating the helmet and goggles he wore when competing at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest to raise money for Florentina Filipovici, a former junior rowing world vice-champion. Florentina is fighting a serious illness, she is a mother of three children between the ages of 4 and 8, and currently has nowhere to live with her daughter and two sons because of a difficult family situation. For them, David joined Hope and Homes for Children and urges for donations on hhc.galantom.ro/p/davidpopovici; at the end of the campaign (August 1 – 26, 2022), one of the donors will take possession of David’s helmet and goggles, by lots drawing,” reads a press release.
Popovici is inviting his fans to donate to help the retired athlete.
“If I can help, I never think twice. And if the equipment I used when I competed at the World Championships can bring joy, safety and a little good, I will donate it with all my heart. To be as many as possible to help a former professional athlete in need, I am inviting you, those who support me and are close to me, to make a donation for Florentina’s house this month,” says the swimmer, according to Agerpres.
The Hope and Homes for Children Foundation has already started the construction of a three-room house for Florentina this spring, in her native village in Suceava County, but additional funds are needed to finish the construction, furnish and equip it, so that it can be move as soon as possible with the children to a safe space.
Photo: Facebook/David Popovici