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Premier League players launch charity fund for NHS: The key questions answered | Football News

Where does the money go? Who will run the fund? How much will each player donate?

Last Updated: 10/04/20 7:04am

Premier League players charity fund: key questions answered

Premier League footballers have launched a fund for NHS charities called #PlayersTogether. But who is involved? How does the fund work?

The timeline: how did we get here?

Since the coronavirus pandemic shut down football, footballers’ pay has become a key area of interest in the political landscape.

The Premier League asked players to consider a temporary wage drop of 30 per cent but an agreement wasn’t reached with a PFA statement claiming the proposed 30 per cent wage cut could cost the Exchequer £200m and be “detrimental” to the NHS.

Players, led by Jordan Henderson, were very much on board with helping the country financially during this crisis but wanted to make sure their donations got to the right areas of need rather than helping balancing the books of the Premier League clubs.

This led to on Wednesday evening leading Premier League footballers launching a fund for NHS charities called #PlayersTogether.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock had called on players to take a pay cut last week

Where does the money go?

The players 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 charity represent, champion and support the work of more than 140 member charities and give over £1m every day to the NHS enhancing patient experience and care.

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