Maguire and Turner named PFA Community Champions
Harry Maguire and Amy Turner have been recognised with the PFA’s Community Champion award for their ongoing support of Manchester United Foundation throughout the 2020/21 season.
Harry was nominated for the award after taking part in a number of Foundation initiatives throughout the season. At Christmas he sent virtual messages of support to patients and staff at children’s hospitals across Greater Manchester as well as visiting Old Trafford to support the Foundation’s Santa’s Red Helpers appeal. The campaign saw Harry represent the entire first-team squad and the players’ donation of £250,000 to provide food, gifts and support to vulnerable children in the local community. He also recently supported the Foundation’s wellbeing initiative to tackle mental health in young people.
Harry’s charitable efforts throughout the pandemic were also felt in his hometown of Sheffield where he supported elderly residents with Christmas and Easter hampers as well as sponsoring his first grassroots team Brunsmeer Athletic FC.
On receiving the award, Harry said: "In what has been an unprecedented season for everyone, I’m honoured to receive the PFA Community Champion Award 2020/21. This past year we’ve seen how important it is to stand united and support those who need it most.
"The Foundation has been an ongoing pillar of the community throughout COVID-19 and I’m proud to have worked so closely with them during this difficult time. My teammates and I look forward to continuing this work into next season in an effort to make a positive impact on the young people of Greater Manchester and beyond."