Players, staff and special guests came together on Sunday to continue the club’s long-standing tradition of dedicating a matchday to raise money for The Arsenal Foundation.
The ‘Arsenal Giving Together’ initiative saw the club come together to take part in a number of fundraising and volunteering events over the festive period - with our players and staff donating a day's wages to support The Arsenal Foundation.
Our players wore a limited edition matchday shirt featuring The Arsenal Foundation logo, to remind everyone of the variety of local and global projects funded by The Arsenal Foundation and the power we all have to make a difference.
Bucket collectors were out in full force in and around Emirates Stadium to encourage supporters to get involved and give generously.
In addition to the fundraising opportunities, at the heart of the match, supporters, players and Foundation Ambassadors Alex Scott, Bob Wilson, Martin Keown, Liam Brady and Per Mertesacker were all here to celebrate the individuals who have overcome great challenges in life and the special projects that help them and those who have benefited from The Arsenal Foundation funding.
Beneficiaries range from the ground-breaking Coaching for Life programme – in partnership with Save the Children – which has benefitted from more than £3m since 2012, to the local partnership with Islington Giving which recently surpassed £500,000 of donations to different projects that encourage our local community to thrive.
The Arsenal Foundation continues Arsenal’s long tradition of giving back to its community and uses the power of the Arsenal name to support and inspire people across the world. This week, players and staff will follow up their donations by visiting a variety of projects in our local community and meeting some of the amazing people in our local community.
With everyone giving together this year – we can do even more.
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