Despite getting get paid significantly less than their male counterparts, the England Senior Women’s Football squad have decided to donate to the Players Together fund to help the National Help Service (NHS) to battle and curb the spread of coronavirus.
The Players Together Fund is an initiative started by the English Premier League (EPL) players to assist NHS, frontline staff and charities.
Captain of the England Women’s side Steph Houghton made the announcement on social media that they will make a collective donation to NHS.
“After discussions with a number of Premier League players, we are delighted to confirm that the whole of the Lionesses squad will make a collective donation to the Players Together fund partnering with NHS Charities Together, in unison with the Premier League players in order to support the amazing NHS,” reads the Lionesses statement.
Liverpool duo in James Milner and Jordan Henderson gave the ladies a thumbs up for their efforts.
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 14, 2020
Ellie Orton, Chief executive of NHS Charities Together said that it is brilliant for the Lionesses to be getting behind the Players Together initiative alongside the PL players who have already pledged their support
“Hopefully it will inspire their fans to get behind the appeal and we can raise even more money to support NHS staff, volunteers and patients, and they’ll be thrilled to know the England players are right behind them,” said Orton.
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By FARPost Reporter