England players will donate Euro 2020 prize money to NHS charities

England players have agreed to share their Euro 2020 bonus among NHS charities.

Following the euphoric success at Euro 2020, England’s footballers plan to make a massive donation to NHS charities.

Gareth Southgate’s squad also promised to donate money to the NHS ( National Health Service) during the height of the Covid outbreak, recognizing that health workers have been under enormous pressure since last year’s outbreak.

If England beats Italy on Sunday, the Football Association stands to make around £24million in prize money, of which approximately 40% – around £9.5m – will be divided among the 26 members of its squad.

Despite complications related to tax issues associated with England players’ payments, final details about donating to NHS charities after the tournament will be discussed in more detail in the coming weeks. Although any donation still needs to be finalized, it is clear from the team members that their hard work in reaching the European Championship final will benefit the NHS. In recent months, the England team rallied around the health service and were applauded for offering financial support during the Covid crisis.

A statement released on behalf of England players in May confirmed their choice to donate to NHS charities in 2017, it read: ‘Following positive discussions with the FA, the England senior men’s squad are pleased to confirm that a significant donation from their international match fees will be made to NHS Charities Together via the #PlayersTogether initiative.

‘This contribution will be taken from a fund already set aside to support a variety of worthy causes using all match fees collated since September 2018.’

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