Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to donate his earnings of 2018/19 season to help the homeless people of the city of Manchester. Partnering with Andy Burnham – Mayor of Greater Manchester – the 32-year-old defender has launched a campaign – Tackle4MCR – which is aimed to provide aid to those in need.
On behalf of Carla and myself, thank you all for your amazing support at the @tackle4mcr fundraising dinner. It meant such a lot to us both. Thanks to your generosity we’ve been able to raise an incredible amount on this very special night. #tackle4mcr pic.twitter.com/gSaS8aZbtv
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) February 5, 2019
“I’ve received much from Manchester – a great career at the highest level, unconditional support from the fans through thick and thin, a lovely family and so much more to be grateful for.” Kompany was quoted by SportBible.
“Over the past decade, I’ve been lucky to have witnessed and played a part in Manchester City’s rise as a club and a brand. This has also run parallel alongside the rise of a whole region.
“However, with this spectacular rise comes a very visible downside.”
“More and more people are left out of and have no access to the benefits of the rapid development, often leaving them no choice but to end up on the streets.
“And this is why our mayor Andy Burnham and I have launched Tackle4MCR, a movement that will stand on its own feet and one that can be successful if everyone plays a part.”
The moment @GaryLineker handed back to @VincentKompany his Belgium World Cup shirt after paying thousands of pounds for @tackle4mcr to help end rough sleeping in Manchester #class #tackle4mcr pic.twitter.com/xUrkAimQUQ
— Lisa Morton (@lisam2301) February 6, 2019
It was on Tuesday night this week that bosses from both Manchester clubs came under the same roof to attend a fundraising event aimed for the betterment of the homeless people of the city, hosted by Vincent Kompany. Organized at the Hilton Hotel, the players and the managers were in a joyful mood as they arrived at the venue with their partners.
The charity event raised a whopping £216,000, with former Leicester City striker Gary Lineker alone paying £13k for one of his shirts. The shirt you ask? Well, it was Kompany’s Belgium jersey, which he wore during The Red Devil’s World Cup third-place play-off win over England in Russia
The money raised during the event will be donated to Burnham’s Bed Every Night scheme.