More than £308,000 raised for Albion As One fund

Total includes profits from the sale of special NHS home shirts.

By Bruce Talbot • 19 May 2020

The Albion As One fund has so far raised £308,033 includes £24,690 from the sale of the special NHS Albion home shirts.

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, food banks, 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.

We are hoping this week to start distributing the funds to the charities selected and will bring you news of the great causes and people the fund will be able to support very soon.

Chief executive Paul Barber said: “We are very pleased with the amount raised so far and again credit to the players that kicked that off with such a generous six-figure donation and the chairman and other members of staff and directors who followed.

“Our fans have also started to contribute as well so all round it's been a great effort from the whole club, the fans and the community. There will be a lot of good causes that will be getting some good news in the next sort of few days, which is what is was all about.”