West Ham launch community initiative amid coronavirus pandemic and plan to invest £28m in schemes up to 2021
- West Ham United have launched a new initiative to support their local NHS trusts
- The fundraising efforts by the Hammer’s will directly benefit the Barts Charity
- The club will donate 1,000 shirts and players will provide supportive messages
- The NHS will also be celebrated at their first home match when football returns
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
West Ham United have launched a new initiative to support their local NHS trusts amid the coronavirus crisis, including an initial donation of 1,000 shirts for patients and staff.
The club are aiming to invest £28million in all of its community endeavours by 2021.
Their latest fundraising efforts will directly benefit Barts Charity, who support Barts Health NHS Trust, and King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity, who support the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trusts.
West Ham have launched a new initiative to support their local NHS trusts amid the pandemic
The Hammers are aiming to invest £28million in all of its community endeavours by 2021
Among other activities, West Ham will promote their charitable appeals, make donations and use their staff to volunteer to support local trusts.
This will also include a celebration of the NHS at their next home match, while players have been sending messages of support to those working on the front line in hospitals and care homes.
West Ham vice chairman Karren Brady said: ‘It is a privilege for the club to be able to support Barts Charity, and King George and Queen’s hospitals, who are working on our doorstep in East London. NHS staff are tackling COVID-19 on the frontline every day and they are the true heroes in this, sacrificing so much in the process.
‘Mobilising the Claret & Blue Army to get behind their appeals means we can say thank you in a number of ways, across a range of activities, and hopefully in the process we can brighten the days of many patients who are also in need of support.‘
West Ham vice chairman Karren Brady said it is a privilege for the club to be able to help
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