Arsenal players Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin have announced that The Arsenal Foundation has raised £1million for its global charity partner Save the Children in a new video.

Video: The Arsenal Foundation Raises £1 Million

The ‘1 MILLION’ strip, worn by Giroud in the film, was presented to the charity’s Chief Executive Justin Forsyth by Arsène Wenger at at the club’s annual flagship fundraising event A Night to Inspire on Thursday 21 May.

The celebratory video also sees Arsenal Foundation Ambassadors and club legends, Martin Keown and Robert Pires, as well as current midfielder Abou Diaby, meeting some of the children who have been helped through the much-needed Save the Children programmes that The Arsenal Foundation has funded. The partnership has helped Save the Children respond to emergencies in the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Syria and, most recently in Nepal. The partnership also supports the charity’s work in China and Indonesia helping children receive a quality education in a safe environment.

Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive of Save the Children, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Arsenal players and fans for reaching this amazing fundraising milestone. Through The Arsenal Foundation’s ongoing support we’ve been able to respond to emergencies around the world and change the lives of thousands of children from China to Sierra Leone. We’re immensely proud of our partnership with Arsenal. By working together we can harness the power of football to inspire and transform children’s lives.”

Arsenal Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis, added: “We are proud to be partners with Save the Children and to support their fantastic work around the world. The £1million milestone is a significant moment in our relationship. It is testament to the generosity of our players and supporters, and the importance that the club places on the work that Save the Children do.”

To find out more about The Arsenal Foundation and the partnership with Save the Children visit www.arsenal.com/thearsenalfoundation.

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