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FA Community Shield Money Raised For Grenfell Tower Fire Victims

FA Community Shield Money Raised For Grenfell Tower Fire Victims

The FA Community Shield will be taking place at Wembley Stadium on the sixth of August but this time it will be used to generate money for the those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The FA together with Arsenal, Chelsea and McDonald's will be out to make about £1.25m for the victims as Arsenal the FA Cup Winners and Chelsea League winners face off.

Alongside the donation, the families of the victims and survivors will also be invited as guests to the game along with all the emergency service personnel who performed their duties.

FA chairman Greg Clarke said: "Like the rest of the country, we were all deeply saddened by the terrible incident at Grenfell Tower. The suffering and loss for those involved is unimaginable.

"Football is for all, and we hope that on August 6 it can in its own way give something back to those who are most in need."

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: "The club stands side by side with Chelsea in reaching out to the community and expressing our support and solidarity for those who have lost friends and family, their homes and their sense of security in the wake of this tragic event.

"We also pay tribute to our city's emergency services who showed immense courage and bravery. We play the FA Community Shield on Sunday, August 6 for the victims and the heroes of this terrible tragedy."

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck added: "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives and our deepest sympathy goes out to anybody who may have suffered in any way due to the dreadful fire at Grenfell Tower.

"We at Chelsea Football Club hope this Community Shield match with Arsenal will provide such support once again."
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