As a charity supporting children and young people, the Foundation has focused its efforts on supporting families amidst the cost-of-living crisis, after participants from its Youth Voice groups expressed concerns over being cold during the winter months.
As a result, the Foundation has invested £100,000 in over 22,000 warm clothing items for every young person across its 77 partner schools, in Greater Manchester and beyond. These items include hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and more.
These items have complemented the winter coats that were distributed earlier this year, following the matchday appeal that was held ahead of the Brentford fixture in October at Old Trafford.
Donations from fans, club staff and men’s and women’s team players led to more than 2,000 coats being received, all of which have since been redistributed to identified families in need, local poverty charities and a charity in Ukraine.