Football League Uses Fans to Help Select Official Charity Partner

November 29, 2011

The English Football League is looking to fans to help select its Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 Season after launching a new online voting system.

From 89 applications, six charities have been shortlisted to follow in the footsteps of Help for Heroes, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Help the Hospices – the previous and current League charities.

The 2012/13 shortlisted charities are: Anthony Nolan, British Heart Foundation, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, NSPCC, The Prostate Cancer Charity and St John Ambulance.

Alongside fans, the chief executive of every Football League club and each member of staff at The League will also vote for their preferred organisation.

Football League head of communications, John Nagle, said: “The Football League is committed to supporting good causes, especially those demonstrating close community links in and around our 72 clubs. We have seen fantastic support from fans and clubs for our charity partners during the past three seasons and we see their input at this stage as an integral part of the selection process.’

“The quality of entries was again exceptionally high and each of the shortlisted charities will make a difference to the communities around our clubs. I would encourage all fans to take the time to read the shortlist and make their selection.”

The vote will stay open for a week and a half, closing at midday on Wednesday 7th December.

The charities will then be ranked by number of votes received – the most popular receiving six points, the second five points and so on. The totals will then be calculated from all three groups with the winner ratified by The Football League Board