The England Footballers Foundation has supported the Bobby Moore Fund since 2007 so in our tenth anniversary year it is fitting that England players past and present are coming together to reproduce and promote our previous Moore To Know campaign.”
THE ENGLAND FOOTBALLERS FOUNDATION (EFF) WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE PLAYERS IN 2007 TO ENABLE THEM – AND FUTURE ENGLAND SQUADS – THE CHANCE TO COLLECTIVELY DONATE THEIR MATCH FEES AND TIME TO SUPPORT GOOD CAUSES.
In its 10th year, the EFF will continue its efforts to promote positive change and raise awareness of important social issues.
As well as raising vital funds, the players are proud to give up their time and use their profile to put smiles on faces, shine a spotlight on particular causes close to their hearts and help make a meaningful difference to the lives of others.
Activities undertaken by the players include appearances, awareness campaigns, fundraising events and retail partnerships.
Over the last ten years the England Footballers Foundation has proudly supported many charities including The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, UNICEF, OnSide, Rays of Sunshine, The Honeypot Children’s Charity, WellChild, Together for Short Lives, Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes, The British Forces Foundation, The PFA’s charitable initiatives and Help Harry Help Others.
Most recently the England Footballers Foundation announced an employability programme in partnership with The Supporters Club and OnSide Youth Zones to provide young people with coaching qualifications. The initiative called E3 ‘Enable, Educate, Empower’ and aims to give youngsters the opportunity to progress into employment, education or training in order to pursue careers in sport. This partnership will play key role in the EFF 10th year anniversary celebrations in 2017-18.
The current Anniversary Partner, The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK will benefit from the players’ donating their England match fees and providing their time to help to tackle bowel cancer and raise awareness of the symptoms of the disease which claimed Bobby’s life at the age of just 51.
The players are also working in partnership with the world’s leading children’s organisation, UNICEF, with an initial ambition to help prevent malaria but with a wider objective of protecting children from danger both at home and overseas.
Due to disease, millions of children aren’t even able to reach their fifth birthday which is absolutely shocking. All the lads are really proud to be supporting Unicef’s Children in Danger campaign, to help keep more children safe from disease.”
England Captain Wayne Rooney
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