Arsenal Select First Global Charity

August 2, 2011

Arsenal Football Club have secured their first ever global charity partnership in the form of Save the Children.

The English Premier League soccer club, who are known for changing charities each year, will work with Save the Children towards their aim of helping three million children in the UK and abroad into education programmes by 2013. In the UK, the club will support Save the Children’s Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! (ESLP) campaign, which provides essential household items such as children’s beds, cookers and books to families in desperate need, and the Families and Schools Together (FAST) campaign.

Justin Forsyth, the chief executive of Save the Children, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be joining with Arsenal Football Club on this exciting new partnership. With our combined local and global reach we can make a huge difference to children’s lives in the UK and overseas. Indeed, it seems that everywhere I travel children tell me they support Arsenal! This partnership is built on our common belief that every child is born to fulfill their potential. By working together on education we can help thousands of children do just that.”