Premier League #playerstogether initiative ‘raises £4MILLION for the NHS on its launch’


Premier League #playerstogether initiative ‘raises £4MILLION for the NHS on its launch’ as likes of Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling make pledges in battle to defeat coronavirus

  • The #playerstogether initiative has got up and running with a £4m contribution
  • The announced initiative was instigated by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson 
  • Funds will go to those fighting for us on the NHS frontline as well as other areas 
  • It is understood that donations to the crisis fund will be made anonymously
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

The Players Together initiative has reportedly made its first contribution to the NHS, launching with £4million worth of pledges.

Instigated by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, #playerstogether aims to ‘distribute money to where it is needed most’ in the fight against the global pandemic.

Funds will go to ‘those fighting for us on the NHS frontline as well as other key areas of need’, a statement released earlier this month announced.

The Premier League ‘s captains have created a charitable fund to aid the war on coronavirus

Top flight players, in discussions with their clubs over pay cuts, had expressed a desire to assist the NHS – along with other causes working at the heart of the pandemic. 

And after a high profile launch and social media campaign ten days ago, the transfer of funds is now underway, according to The Mirror. 

Henderson has been joined in offering support by Tottenham captain Harry Kane as well as Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.

Henderson has been joined by Harry Kane and 160 other top-flight stars in the initiative

Henderson has been joined by Harry Kane and 160 other top-flight stars in the initiative

#playerstogether aims to 'distribute money to where it is needed most' to fight coronavirus

#playerstogether aims to ‘distribute money to where it is needed most’ to fight coronavirus

A number of conference calls between footballers from across the Premier League were held at the start of the month, while a WhatsApp group was set up for each side’s captain to explore the venture which has received unanimous backing.

Much of the talk surrounded around the level of donations with an acceptance that different players earn vastly different salaries and a desire to ensure all look like they are contributing fairly. 

‘This is a critical time for our country and for our NHS,’ the #playerstogether statement read. 

Health secretary Matt Hancock publicly took aim at players telling them to 'play your part'

Health secretary Matt Hancock publicly took aim at players telling them to ‘play your part’

‘We are determined to help in any way that we can. The contributions will help NHSCT quickly grant funds to the front line to support in a number of ways.’

Health secretary Matt Hancock, who had initially urged top-flight stars to ‘play their part’ in the fight against coronavirus, later thanked the players for their gesture and insisted that they had now complied with his demand.

On Twitter, Hancock wrote: ‘Warmly welcome this big-hearted decision from so many Premier League footballers to create #PlayersTogether to support NHS Charities. You are playing your part.’

STARS THAT PUBLICLY BACKED #PLAYERSTOGETHER INITIATIVE 

ARSENAL 

Granit Xhaka

Hector Bellerin

David Luiz

Gabriel Martinelli

Cedric Soares

Eddie Nketiah

Alexandre Lacazette

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Lucas Torreira

Pablo Mari

Emile Smith Rowe (on-loan at Huddersfield)

ASTON VILLA

Tyrone Mings

Tom Heaton

Ezri Konsa

John McGinn

Trezeguet

BURNLEY 

Jay Rodriguez

Charlie Taylor

Nick Pope

Chris Wood

Matej Vydra

Erik Pieters

James Tarkowski

Aaron Lennon

Kevin Long

Johann Gudmundson

Ben Gibson

Chris Wood

BOURNEMOUTH 

Steve Cook

Adam Smith

Callum Wilson

Josh King

Dom Solanke

Lewis Cook

Nathan Ake

Harry Wilson

BRIGHTON 

Glenn Murray

Angus Gunn

Adam Webster

Ezequiel Schlotto

Neal Maupay

CHELSEA 

Mason Mount

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Fikayo Tomori

Cesar Azpilicueta

Billy Gilmour

Tammy Abraham

Jorginho

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Antonio Rudiger

Dujon Sterling (on-loan at Wigan Athletic)

CRYSTAL PALACE 

Andros Townsend

Gary Cahill

Connor Wickham

Cenk Tosun

Martin Kelly

EVERTON 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Jonas Lossl

Theo Walcott

Lucas Digne

Andre Gomes

Yannick Bolasie

Alex Iwobi

Fabian Delph

Morgan Schneiderlin

LEICESTER 

Wes Morgan

Kasper Schmeichel

Jamie Vardy

Wilfried Ndidi

James Maddison

LIVERPOOL 

Virgil van Dijk

Fabinho

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Adrian

Andrew Robertson

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Andy Lonergan

James Milner

Jordan Henderson

Divock Origi

Rhian Brewster

Harvey Elliott

Alisson Becker

Rhian Brewster (on-loan at Swansea) 

MANCHESTER CITY

Phil Foden

Ilkay Gundogan

Kevin De Bruyne

Sergio Aguero

Bernardo Silva

Fernandinho

Benjamin Mendy

Aymeric Laporte

David Silva

Leroy Sane

Gabriel Jesus 

MANCHESTER UNITED

Victor Lindelof

Marcus Rashford

Harry Maguire

Daniel James

Tahith Chong

Odion Ighalo

NEWCASTLE 

James Lascelles

Dwight Gayleka

Christian Atsu

Sean Longstaff

Joelinton

Martin Dubravka

DeAndre Yedlin

Federico Fernandez

Karl Darlow

Nabil Bentaleb

Paul Dummet

Florian Lejeune

NORWICH 

Tim Krul

Michael McGovern

SHEFFIELD UNITED

Oli McBurnie

Billy Sharp

Dean Henderson

John Egan

Phil Jagielka

Kieron Freeman

Enda Stevens

Ben Osborn

SOUTHAMPTON 

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Oriol Romeu

Nathan Redmond

Che Adams

Kyle Walker-Peters

TOTTENHAM 

Harry Kane

Toby Alderweireld

Michel Vorm

Steven Bergwijn

Kyle Walker-Peters

Giovanni Lo-Celso

Dele Alli

Jan Vertonghen

Moussa Sissoko

Harry Winks

WATFORD 

Christian Kabasele

Troy Deeney

Daniel Bachmann

Tom Cleverley

Will Hughes

Gerard Deulofeu

WEST HAM

Declan Rice

Jarrod Bowen

Mark Noble

Felipe Anderson

Albian Ajeti

Pablo Zabaleta

Arthur Masuaku

Ryan Fredericks

Issa Diop

Aaron Cresswell

David Martin

WOLVES 

Morgan Gibbs-White

Ruben Neves

Matt Doherty

Rui Patricio

Will Norris

Leaoardo Campana

Diogo Jota

Max Killman

Bruno Jordao

Pedro Neto

 

 

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