Foundation receives award for COVID-19 response
Manchester United Foundation is thrilled to have been awarded the North West Football Award in the category of Community Initiative of the Season for our response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m delighted that the work of our staff has been recognised through this award. Alongside the club they have worked tirelessly – driving vans, delivering PPE, donating food parcels, looking after the vulnerable and children of key workers, collating activity packs, devising online educational worksheets…all those who took part in our COVID-19 response did so with boundless energy and compassion.”During the pandemic, the Foundation committed over £1m to communities in Greater Manchester and across the world. The funds were largely generated through last year’s hugely successful Treble Reunion match, which ironically wouldn’t have taken place if it was arranged for 2020, and we wouldn’t have been in such a strong position to make a difference to our communities. The main focus of the response has been to ensure we remain a constant in the lives of those who rely on our services on a daily basis. The Foundation typically works with vulnerable families and young people who have needed our support during this time more than ever, so we have endeavoured to go above and beyond and do all we can to make a difference.
“The work doesn’t stop here. We’ll continue to serve and support our communities, as the most difficult times may be yet to come. My motto for this season is ‘Where we serve, we stay,’ and that’s exactly what we have done, and will always do.”
The focus is now on the future, and continuing to serve our communities through the current UK lockdown, throughout the Christmas period, and beyond. Over the coming months, donations and funding will be even more important to allow us to continue and grow our response, support and activities for those most in need.
For more information about the work of the Foundation visit www.mufoundation.org.