Arsenal players to donate wages to Save the Children
We’ll be getting a big boost from the likes of Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott when they, and the rest of the Arsenal team, donate a day’s wages to us next weekend.
The north London giants are dedicating the Premier League fixture against Fulham on Saturday, 26 November, to Save the Children as we’re its first ever Global Charity Partner.
And it won’t be just the players on the pitch who will be generously contributing their wages to help children around the world.
All round effort
Many staff and directors of club will also be donating a day’s wage and supporters will be encouraged to get involved and give what they can too.
Money raised on the day will go towards funding a range of education projects in the UK and overseas, helping the poorest children get a better start in life and giving them the chance to grow and fulfil their potential.
Our chief executive Justin Forsyth said: “The dedicated match day marks another exciting development in our partnership with the Club.
“Arsenal players and supporters should be very proud that this dedicated matchday will help transform children’s lives at home and abroad through education.
“At Save the Children we are very excited at this next step in our partnership with the Club and all of its amazing fans. Together we are a powerful force for children.”
The club will be fundraising for us throughout the day with a special match day raffle, with prizes ranging from an Arsenal shirt signed by the entire first-team squad, to a personalised stone in the new North Bank Terrace at Emirates Stadium and tickets to see Coldplay at the venue next June.