Cafe Football Old Trafford and National Football Museum venues are raising money for ‘Common Goal’.
At the beginning of this season, Juan Mata helped launch the Common Goal movement. The Manchester United midfielder announced over social media that he would be donating at least one percent of his salary to high-impact football charities from around the world. Then he called on other professional footballers to do the same.
The project’s vision is to harness the power of football, making a positive impact on the lives of people on a global scale.
The idea is simple. Players pledge a minimum of 1% of their wages to a collective fund, which is then allocated to various football charities across the world. This fund allocate this fund to football charities that make a difference worldwide.
Throughout December, Cafe Football Old Trafford and National Football Museum is inviting guests to join the movement by adding £1 to their bill to support Common Goal.
Players such as Mats Hummels, Giorgio Chiellini, Serge Gnabry, Dennis Aogo, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe have pledged their support to the cause. You can also find out how to show your support Common Goal via a video wall and various graphic panels within the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame area, on display until November 9th.
The Common Goal exhibition features a selection of photographs of co-founder Juan Mata’s visit to Mumbai, where deprived communities will benefit from the work undertaken by the project.
Find out more about Common Goal via their website.