A couple days back at base and I am catching up with my email. Among it all the update on the figure raised for the Arsenal Foundation on this season’s charity matchday against Stoke City earlier this month. £258,214, a new record sum donated by the players, staff, and supporters of the Arsenal. Well done to all who contributed.
Add this to the one million pounds raised by the Arsenal Legends game against Milan Glorie in September, and the twenty percent of sales of the Arsenal Christmas jumpers, and you will see a very healthy contribution to enable the Foundation to further help those both locally and overseas.
Beneficiaries of 2016’s charity matchday include; Arsenal Foundation partner, Willow, Nordoff Robbins, and Teenage Cancer Trust who create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK. Through The Gunners Fund, The Arsenal Foundation will make more grants of up to £2,500 totalling £75,000 each season to support a range of local projects.
The money raised by the Legends match will be used to create pitches in Jordan and Somalia. The Arsenal Foundation’s efforts in locations recovering from former troubles continues to provide real help to the young people in those areas.
At this time of year in particular it is good to remember the work that the Arsenal’s charity arm does with so many disadvantaged young people. It should be a matter of considerable pride for all involved.
Classic Football Shirts
The new year sees a new alliance here at Goonerholic with classicfootballshirts.co.uk becoming a very welcome addition. Check out just the Arsenal kit they are currently offering and you will find page after page of wonderful shirts and associated kit priced from under a tenner to eye-watering prices for player issue rarities. There really is something for everyone there, and if you click on there through the link in this paragraph there is a chance this blog may make a few coppers too, thank you.
Classic Football Shirts was formed a decade ago by students Matt and Doug, and the business has expanded to the extent that they now operate out of a 15000 sq ft warehouse. Over 25 people are now kept busy selling kit from 50 clubs and 20 brands worldwide to provide the best clearance bargains out there. Why not take a look and see what takes your fancy?