England men's soccer team makes 'significant donation' to NHS
LONDON: The England men's team has made a significant donation to National Health service to help fight the coronavirus .
Gareth Southgate's squad has used match fees dating back to September 2018 to make the donation.
The money will go to NHS charities and the movement is being done in conjunction with the Players Together movement that involves Premier League stars from a host of clubs.
A players' fund already exists to support a selection of good causes, with a portion now steered directly towards the under pressure health service during the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement posted on England's official Twitter feed said: After positive discussions with the FAs, the England men's team is pleased to confirm that a significant donation of their international match fees will be made to NHS Charities Together through the #PlayersTogether initiative.
This contribution will be taken from a fund already set aside to support a variety of worthy causes using all match fees collected since September 2018. We are also grateful to the FA for pledging their support for the #PlayersTogether initiative in the immediate future by helping to raise awareness and funds to assist during the fight against COVID-19 and beyond.
A note from the #ThreeLions ... # PlayersTogether https://t.co/wDWg9qA8sE - England (@England) 1588690800000
This is in addition to the high-ranking women's squad's commitment to #PlayersTogether, as we stand united as England players behind the nation during this crisis and our collective prayers and thoughts remain with all concerned.
the England footballers The foundation was created in 2007 and was reported to have generated over £ 5 million in the following decade.
the current batch of funds, from which the NHS will benefit, covers all senior men's internationals since the 2018 World Cup, a total of 16 matches.