#FAWSL: Chelsea FC Women donate prize money to charity

Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes
Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA

Chelsea have donated the £100,00 prize money for winning the 2019/20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League to Refuge, a charity the club began supporting in April.

Manager Emma Hayes told chelseafc.com: ‘Up until now our involvement was about supporting the campaign publicly with a call to action but we all wanted to do more than that and if donating our prize money can ease some of the concerns and worries people have then it’s the least we can do.

‘It’s an important message. It’s a campaign that’s really dear to us and the best way we can demonstrate our support further is by committing our prize money towards it and helping those in need.’

Sandra Horley, CBE, chief executive of Refuge, said:

‘We are incredibly grateful to Chelsea Women for not only shining a light on domestic abuse, but also supporting us with a significant financial commitment – this is an incredible gesture. Every penny we raise helps Refuge to provide life-saving and life-changing specialist services.

‘The Covid-19 crisis has placed a huge financial strain on domestic abuse services and the generous support of Chelsea Women will help Refuge to ensure that no woman or child is turned away from safety.’

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