Premier League footballers have announced a movement created called #PlayersTogether that is partnered with NHS Charities Together to help battle the coronavirus outbreak.
The player initiative has been formed
Recently, some blame has - rightly or wrongly - been directed towards Premier League footballers for not using their status in society to help deal with the current global climate. Health Secretary Matt Hancock called on top flight players to offer their assistance in contributing funds towards the cause.
An excerpt from the statement, released across social media by a plethora of Premier League players, read: "Over the course of the last week, we as a group of Premier League players, have held numerous talks together with the vision of creating a contribution fund that can be used to distribute money to where it's needed most in the COVID19 crisis; helping those fighting for us on the NHS frontline as well as other key areas of need. This is a critical time for our country and for our NHS, and we are determined to help in any way that we can.
"We can confirm that after extensive conversations between a huge number of players from all Premier League clubs we have created out 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."
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Source : 90min