This Saturday, an assortment of Arsenal Legends will face their Real Madrid counterparts at the Emirates in a match that will raise money for projects in the UK and abroad managed by The Arsenal Foundation and Save The Children.
To date, as many as 35,000 children around the world have directly benefitted from the partnership. It’s now looking to go to the next level.
Over the next three years, a bespoke coaching programme, aimed at improving the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of girls and boys aged 12 to 18 years old, will address the urgent needs of vulnerable kids in Indonesia and Syrian refugees stranded in Jordan.
Per Mertesacker, our former captain and now head of the Academy, went to see the work that’s been done in Jordan so far, meeting some of the young people whose lives have been torn apart by conflict.
Here’s BBC journalist Catrin Nye’s report…
If you’re at a loose end tomorrow, there are still tickets to watch Arsenal against Real Madrid.
The club is aiming to donate at least £600,000 to The Arsenal Foundation as a result of ticket sales and other income generated from the two matches against the Spanish giants.