England's game with Scotland dedicated to raising awareness and funds for charity partner
The FA has announced that the game with Scotland on Wednesday 14 August is being dedicated to raising awareness and much needed funds for its chosen charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust.
Presented as A Teenage Cancer Trust International, a wealth of fundraising activities have been planned for the day, including bucket collections, raffles and a silent auction. The matchday is also a powerful opportunity for The FA to highlight the important work of the charity to its considerable matchday audience.
The FA aims to raise a minimum of £300,000 over the course of the 18-month partnership to support Teenage Cancer Trust’s new specialist facilities across the South West of England, as well as their education and nursing services across the rest of the country.
England Manager, Roy Hodgson said: “Playing Scotland at Wembley during our 150th anniversary year is a special occasion that we are delighted to be hosting.
“Both sets of supporters are sure to create a terrific atmosphere. Our hope is that friendly rivalry will, momentarily, be set aside to unite in their generosity towards supporting Teenage Cancer Trust, who work tirelessly to help improve the quality of life for young people with cancer in the UK.”
Simon Davies, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “It’s incredible to have our name in the title of this match!
“Football can be a great force for good. It spans generations and reaches out to young people, families and communities. Just as football is about solidarity, Teenage Cancer Trust is about bringing young people together to be treated by experts in a place designed for them. Together we’re doing great things for young people with cancer and their families.”
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