Monday, 26 June 2017

Arsenal And Chelsea Donate To Grenfell Fire Victims

London’s biggest clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea, will donate the proceeds from the FA Community Shield to victims of The Grenfell Tower.
The match will be held at Wembley Stadium on August 6th. On the 14th of June 2017, a fire erupted in the Grenfell Tower in London.

The fire took the lives of 79 people and injured many more. The English Football Association, Arsenal, and Chelsea have made numerous displays of affection and support to victims as detailed below.
In a statement released on the Arsenal website, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: "With the rest of the nation, Arsenal Football Club was shocked by the incident at Grenfell Tower and our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy.

"The club stands side by side with Chelsea in reaching out to the community and expressing our support and solidarity for those who have lost friends and family, their homes and their sense of security in the wake of this tragic event.

"We also pay tribute to our city's emergency services who showed immense courage and bravery. We play the FA Community Shield on Sunday, August 6, with the victims and the heroes of this terrible tragedy close to our hearts."

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said: “It was with profound shock and sorrow we learnt of the tragedy that befell so many people in Kensington last week. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives and our deepest sympathy goes out to anybody who may have suffered in any way due to the dreadful fire at Grenfell Tower.”
The game is expected to raise at least £1.25million, which will all be donated to the victims. In addition, fans have the option to donate an extra £5 to the victims when buying their tickets to the game.

Lastly, the families of the victims and survivors will attend the match as honorary guests.

The fixture takes place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 6 August and pits the Premier League champions, Chelsea, against the FA Cup winners, Arsenal.

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