Following our record-breaking charity matchday in aid of The Arsenal Foundation in December 2016, we're delighted to announce a donation of £100,000 to Teenage Cancer Trust on World Cancer Day.
Arsenal's charity matchday saw the manager and players all donating a day's wages to The Arsenal Foundation and encouraging supporters and employees to donate what they could to help raise funds to support charities and projects which transform the lives of young people.
Ahead of World Cancer Day, manager Arsène Wenger presented Laura Martin, Head of Corporate Development at Teenage Cancer Trust, with one of the bespoke warm-up t-shirts, worn by players at the special matchday against Stoke City on December 10. Each shirt shows support for a different beneficiary the Foundation supports.
Arsenal and The Arsenal Foundation have a long-standing relationship with Teenage Cancer Trust, which was the club's 'Charity of the Season' in 2008/09.
The partnership raised over £560,000 to build a state-of-the-art education zone and social space designed to make young patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible when receiving their treatment.
Speaking of the donation, Arsenal Foundation Ambassador Arsène Wenger said: "It's a privilege for us to continue our support for Teenage Cancer Trust. It's a wonderful charity. I’ve visited the unit in London and seen first-hand the difference we can make to these young people who are battling cancer.
"Sometimes, knowing others are behind you can be a great source of strength. World Cancer Day gives everyone an opportunity to unite in the fight against cancer and reflect on what we can all do to help."
Siobhan Dunn, Teenage Cancer Trust Chief Executive said: "The Arsenal Foundation is an incredible partner and we're so grateful for their ongoing support. The funds raised from our Charity of the Season partnership eight years ago are still making a difference to so many young people with cancer today. This new generous donation of £100,000 will cement the Foundation's powerful legacy by funding an additional 4,000 hours of specialist nursing care.
"Right now, for every young person Teenage Cancer Trust is able to reach, there's another we can't. Support like this is helping us towards our goal of reaching every young person with cancer that needs us. That's why we feel extremely grateful to have the ongoing support from The Arsenal Foundation on World Cancer Day.”