Shkodran Mustafi has marked his birthday by pledging to provide more than 16,000 meals to the Islington community by supporting The Arsenal Foundation.
Our defender turns 28 today and has chosen to donate to The Arsenal Foundation, who are continuing to work with Islington Council as part of the borough’s emergency response plan. Mustafi’s donation will see over 16,000 meals and other emergency supplies delivered to those most vulnerable in our local community.
Posting on his Instagram account, Shkodran said:
I just want to say thank you for all of your birthday messages. I have been reading them and I am really happy about every single one.
Normally for my birthday, I would spend the day with my family and friends all together to celebrate. But for obvious reasons, this is currently not possible.
But I know that there are people in Islington who are really struggling at the moment and I want to show my support to the community and to our Arsenal family for my birthday this year.
I have seen the work the Islington Council and The Arsenal Foundation are doing - and I want to join in and help by donating a delivery of over 16,000 meals and other emergency supplies to the people in Islington who need our support now more than ever.
Thanks again for all of your messages guys.
Please stay safe, stay positive as much as you can and hopefully we will be able to be together again in Emirates Stadium soon.
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