Man City captain Vincent Kompany pledges donation to Manchester’s homeless
All of the profits from Vincent Kompany‘s testimonial will go to the rough sleepers of Manchester, as the Man City captain vows to help fix the cities prevalent issue of homelessness.
Born and raised in Belgium, but playing football professionally in England, the famous centre-back has expressed his strong desire to help the homeless community. Joining forces with Andy Burnham – who is currently the mayor of Greater Manchester – the two team up for “Tackle4MCR“.
The initiative aims to end homelessness by 2020, a vow made by the mayor around this time last year. Kompany will be donating all of the money made (minus some running costs), which will go towards beds for rough sleepers. It doesn’t stop there though, the two are now encouraging more people with big hearts to get involved.
Vincent Kompany says:
“I’ve received much from Manchester: a great career at the highest level, unconditional support from the fans through thick and thin, a lovely family and so much more to be grateful for.”
“Over the past decade, I’ve been lucky to have witnessed and played a part in Manchester City’s rise as a club and a brand. This has also run parallel alongside the rise of a whole region.”
“However…more and more people are left out of and have no access to the benefits of the rapid development, often leaving them no choice but to end up on the streets.”
The period of time isn’t specified, however, Burnham will also be giving 15 percent of his salary to the official Homelessness Fund. Be sure to comment your thoughts on the article below or find more sports news via our highlighted link.
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