Brighton & Hove Albion’s Albion As One charity fund has kicked off with a staggering donation of £263,939 from the club’s players and directors.

The club’s players and staff have selected a number of organisations based in Sussex, including charities for hospices, sick children, domestic abuse victims, bereavement care, foodbanks, homeless support and health workers – who will all benefit from the fund – alongside a contribution of approximately 20% to Albion in the Community.

They are all charities hardest hit by the global coronavirus pandemic and will distribute funds to help communities in the city of Brighton & Hove and across our county.

The first-team squad made the collective gesture to launch the Albion as One Fund, donating a significant portion of their April wages – with the players’ initial amount further boosted by a donation from Tony Bloom and his fellow directors.