'United for the Heroes' T-shirt available to buy
A fundraising T-shirt launched by Manchester United will allow fans to declare their support for the ‘Frontline Heroes’ of the coronavirus pandemic while giving money to a great cause.
All proceeds from the T-shirt will be donated to Manchester United Foundation, which is pursuing a range of charitable initiatives to support communities affected by the crisis.
The stylish T-shirt, which has the slogan “United for the Heroes” emblazoned across its front, builds on United’s 'Frontline Heroes' campaign to recognise key workers and volunteers who are saving lives and serving their communities.
Fans have been invited to nominate their Frontline Heroes for recognition, including supporters who are key workers providing essential services or volunteers supporting charities or helping vulnerable neighbours.
Some of the nominees have received ‘Thank You’ messages from players and now United fans around the world will be able to show their appreciation on a T-shirt.
Proceeds from the T-shirt will go to the “Donate. Support. Unite” campaign launched this week by the Foundation to raise funds for its expanding charitable response to the pandemic. A charity auction will be held next week across all club and Foundation channels, featuring prizes from Harry Maguire and other players and legends.
Since the start of the crisis, the Foundation has delivered tens of thousands of items of food and drink to food banks, distributed activity packs to help families cope with lockdown, and provided 60,000 meals for frontline workers in NHS hospitals in Manchester and Salford.
Last week, the Foundation announced plans to expand its response across the UK and overseas by working with the 240 Manchester United Supporters’ Clubs around the world to help children’s charities reduce the impact of the pandemic on young people in their local areas.
John Shiels, Chief Executive of the Foundation, said: “There are so many heroes working selflessly for others in response to the pandemic and this T-shirt is a great way for United fans to show their appreciation.
“The proceeds from this T-shirt will help Manchester United Foundation meet the growing need we see in all the communities in which we work, and honour the key workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of the crisis. We are grateful to the Club for coming up with this great product and to everyone who buys it.”
You can pre-order your T-shirt here.
Manchester United will donate all proceeds that it receives from the sale of this product to the Manchester United Foundation Charity No: 1118310.
You can donate directly by visiting www.mufoundation.org/donate.