It’s always nice to see celebrities give something back, and the stars of Arsenal are no different. Arsenal have named Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as their Charity of choice for the 09-10 season. The players will be donating a days worth of wages to the charity on the 29 November (yip, thats the day they face Chelsea) and that match will be dedicated to the charity as well. The Gunners will also be involved in fundraising activities throughout the season.
A little bit about the charity: Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is one of Britain’s largest children’s hospitals and strive to research and provide treatment for just about any paediatric ailment.
However, when the GOSH folk realised that much of the facilities are now outdated, they needed funds to redevelop. Enter Arsenal! The Gunners are looking to raise £500,000 for the cause, and by doing so, they will help build a new Lung Function Unit which will hopefully be up and running by 2012.
Captain “Fab,” Theo Walcott, Andrey Arshavin and Bacary Sagna donned err..interesting furry animal costumes to make a promotional vid:
If you’re interested in the cause, want to donate, or just see what the Gunners have been doing for GOSH check out: beagoonerbeagiver.org
The sites also contain pictures, videos and articles showing the players and boss Wenger partake in various fund-raising activities. My personal favourite is “Arsene Wenger auctions his mind”.