Union players support Jette children's hospital and L'Ilot homeless centre

Last week, the players took the time to visit 'De Appeltuin' at the UZ Jette children's hospital and the L'Ilot homeless centre in Saint-Gilles. The initiative came from the players and sporting staff. Whilst being there, the players handed out gifts and wanted to raise awareness for both projects.

"We are aware that not everybody is as privileged as we are," said Noah Sadiki. Together with about a dozen teammates, he went to spend an afternoon helping at the L'Ilot homeless centre in Saint-Gilles. The players did the dishes, made a meal and also went out on the streets to raise funds for the non-profit organisation.


L'Ilot has existed for more than 60 years and aims to help the people it supports to stand more on their own two feet, while also fighting against inequality.


The second group visited the "De Appeltuin" in the UZ Jette hospital, where sick children can rehabilitate at their pace. Our players interacted with supervisors and experienced an afternoon of multiple activities with the children of De Appeltuin.

This action came about thanks to the players of Union Saint-Gilloise, with the support of Hey!, AutoScout24 and the National Lottery.