Premier League players have come together to launch a charity fund in order to raise some much-needed money for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The outbreak of the virus has claimed thousands of lives around the world as it affects not only football but everyday life.
It has also put a strain on the NHS, with a number of initiatives used to try and raise funds for the organisation as they battle to save as many lives as possible.
Much has been made of a potential wage cut for Premier League players amid the pandemic, with the league proposing a 30% cut for players following their latest meeting.
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Players have now joined together to launch the #PlayersTogether campaign in order to try and support the national effort.
“Over the course of the last week we, as a group of Premier League players, have held numerous talks together with the vision of creating a contribution fund that can be used to distribute money to where it’s needed most in this COVID-19 crisis,” read a statement released by the players.
“We are determined to help in any way that we can.
“We can confirm that after extensive conversations between a huge number of players from all Premier League clubs we have created out own player initiative, #PlayersTogether, and have partnered with NHS Charities Together (NHSCT) in order to assist them in generating and distributing funds quickly and efficiently to where they are needed most.”
The statement also confirmed that the move is separate from any other talks taking place between the league and clubs in regards to raising funds.
Players from every Premier League club are involved in the initiative, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin among those to tweet the statement on their personal accounts.