Manchester United Foundation teams up with Supporters Clubs to help youth charities around the world
Over 200 Manchester United official Supporters’ Clubs have joined forces with the Foundation to raise money for children affected by Covid-19 around the world.
Manchester United Foundation approached all 247 Supporters’ Clubs across the UK and overseas to take part in a fundraising initiative, through which they would be offered up to £1,000 to help youth-focused charities in their area to be used in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
The nominated charity of each Supporters’ Club would be offered an initial £500 donation by the Foundation, to be topped up with a further sum of up to £500 to match local fundraising efforts by each club.
So far, 216 Supporters’ Clubs have signed up to the United for the Children campaign. Fans from across the world have taken part in organised runs, bike rides and virtual quizzes to raise funds.
Branches have currently raised over £41,000, with the Lancaster branch raising over £5,000 and Norway over £7,000 for their chosen charities. The Foundation will currently be donating over £123,766 to the charities, to include the initial £500 donations plus any matched funding.
Read more about supporters clubs and the charities they have chosen: mufoundation.org/unitedforthechildren