10 June 2020

Chelsea donate all £100,000 of Women's Super League winnings to charity

Chelsea have announced they are donating all of their prize money for winning the Women’s Super League to charity.

The Blues were announced as the WSL champions on Friday and their prize pot stands at £100,000. The club are giving the money to Refuge, a charity that helps women and children who are suffering from domestic abuse.

Manager Emma Hayes said: "It’s a charity that’s close to the hearts and minds of the Women’s team, and is very important to our owner Mr Abramovich and everyone at the club.

"It makes me proud our club is supporting those less fortunate in times of need. 

“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.”

Refuge’s chief executive, Sandra Horley, said: "We are incredibly grateful to Chelsea Women. Refuge has seen a huge increase in demand to its Helpline and website services during Covid-19 which has shone a light on the thousands of women who need our support across the country right now.

“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.” 

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