England Women’s team latest to announce donation to the #PlayersTogether fund

The England Women's football squad have announced a collective donation to the #PlayersTogether fund.

The fund was established after meetings between Premier League players to discuss the best way to support NHS and other frontline staff through the coronavirus crisis.

The Lionesses, led by captain Steph Houghton, confirmed in a statement: "The Senior Women's football squad otherwise known as the Lionesses, have been discussing the best way in which we could offer our support to the NHS and its frontline staff over the past few weeks.

"The squad have recognised the importance of the statement last week from the Premier League players with regard to setting up the #PlayersTogether fund and the potential impact it can make to support and assist over 150 registered NHS charities.

"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 #PlayersTogether fund.

"Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives."

The #PlayersTogether fund was announced last week after Premier League players made a collective announcement on social media, with Liverpool ’s Jordan Henderson quickly followed by a host of other big names putting their name to the fund.

It has been set up and organised by the Professional Footballers’ Association, supported by the Premier League and the 20 captains brokered the final arrangements on their WhatsApp group.

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