Premier League players are just days away from launching their own huge charity foundation.
The 20 club captains took part in their own discussions this weekend to press ahead to raise money for good causes affected by the coronavirus crisis.
They want to donate and give to the following causes:
- The welfare of every employee at their own club to make sure they are not financially disadvantaged by the crisis
- Community groups such as food for underprivileged kids or those seriously affected by the virus who could be left in financial trouble or even homeless
- NHS charities to help aid staff with funds and equipment
It is understood that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has played a key role in the talks between the clubs and the captains, impressing others with his leadership and authority.
They have all come back with an overwhelming positive response after sounding out their team mates at their respective clubs and, while many were already planning their own schemes, they are now trying to come together.
Mirror Sport revealed last week Manchester United captain Harry Maguire had asked his team mates for donations from their salary and suggested 30 per cent.
It is also understood to be the same among other clubs up and down the country with a frustration they have been called out publicly by Health Minister Matt Hancock when they were already in the middle of setting up a foundation.
They want to give cash – and it will be down to each club to decide how much and whether it is a one off or regular contribution – to causes they believe are important rather than put it back into wealthy football clubs.
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