Per and Danny make a difference

Today, Arsene Wenger and the players are donating a day’s wages to The Arsenal Foundation.

And earlier this week, Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck met a number of projects that have been funded by The Arsenal Foundation.

A number of young people and adults with disabilities were invited from the local area to take part in sessions run by projects that are funded by The Arsenal Foundation.

These sessions included adapted dance charity Act One Arts Base, sensory book organisation Bag Books and local relaxation therapy organisation The Stress Project.

Per enjoys regular yoga sessions, so this week he joined the yoga session run by the Stress Project.

Per said: “I’m proud to donate a day’s wage to continue the good work of The Arsenal Foundation and it’s great to see some of the projects that have been supported. It’s nice to see that we can help them enjoy things like yoga, it’s been my pleasure to meet them, and they’ve put a smile on my face.”

Act One Arts Base run regular dance sessions for people with all disabilities. They have recently been supported by The Arsenal Foundation and one of their participants is young Arsenal fan, Katie Ley. This week, Katie was surprised by Danny who came to meet her in a sensory book session.

Katie’s father, John Ley, said: "If it wasn’t for The Arsenal Foundation’s support, Act One Arts Base would not be here now. The Arsenal Foundation makes such a big difference to so many people, but it’s not just about the donations or the money, it’s the special days and events like today, opportunities to meet the players too.

I never thought that I’d see my daughter doing yoga with Per Mertesacker and reading with Danny Welbeck. It’s just incredible what they do."

If any supporters would like to donate to The Arsenal Foundation, please donate here.

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