Manchester United Foundation donated £33,000 to The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation’s ‘Safe Play’ project in Battambang Province, Cambodia.
As part of the foundation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, it has done more greater good by funding a safe environment for children to receive mine risk education, and to be able to play without the fear of being injured or killed by landmines.
Construction began on the site in May 2021 in the Bavel district which is central to some of the most heavily minded areas of the country, as Sir Bobby Charlton experienced when he last visited.
John Shiels MBE, chief executive officer of Manchester United Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have been able to contribute to this amazing initiative.
“The right to play is something that every child and something that will help every child develop.
“We’re very much looking forward to working with The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation to ensure that the project is delivered and developed so that as many young people in Cambodia can benefit from it.
“At some stage, we plan to take participants from our programmes in Manchester to help train coaches out in Cambodia, which is something we’re really excited about.”