The story of the Manchester Munich Memorial Foundation
There is a corner of a foreign field in Germany that is forever Manchester, to paraphrase First World War poet Rupert Brooke. That field, or square, is known as Manchesterplatz.
United Foundation honours the Babes' legacy
United players and Foundation participants commemorate the Busby Babes to mark the 65-year anniversary of Munich...
“It’s for the fans, by fans, done in the right, respectful way,” stresses Burns. “I’m very proud of how we conduct ourselves. We act with integrity, accountability, transparency. Ninety-eight per cent of fans’ donations go to charity. We don’t take a penny, and if I ever fessed up to my wife how much I spend on buying stuff and donating stuff, she’d go nuts!
“Young kids in Germany can’t believe that the greatest football club in the world and its fans actually think something about them. That we do something. We’ve reached out and we’ve given back, and we’ve done it because we love United and we love the Babes.”
Every January and February, the MMMF runs a Just Giving campaign to raise money in memory of the Busby Babes and in support of children’s charities in Belgrade, Greater Manchester and Munich. To donate, visit justgiving.com and search for ‘mmmf2023’.