Premier League footballers have launched a “collective initiative” to help generate funds for the National Health Service and distribute them “where they are needed most”.
The initiative – named #PlayersTogether – has been set up to “help those fighting for us on the NHS frontline” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It has partnered with NHS Charities Together (NHSCT).
In a statement released by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson they say:
“We can confirm that after extensive conversations between a huge number of players from all Premier League clubs we have created our own collective player initiative, #PlayersTogether, and have partnered with NHS Charities Together (NHSCT) in order to assist them in generating and distributing funds quickly and efficiently to where they are needed most.”
Gary Lineker tweeted:
“Footballers are doing their bit as I was confident they would. Let’s hope that others that are in a position to help, those that weren’t unfairly targeted, do likewise. Proud of our players”
While the Health Secretary Matt Hancock added:
“Warmly welcome this big-hearted decision from so many Premier League footballers to create #PlayersTogether to support NHS Charities. You are playing your part.”