Passion for Football…
The concept of Football Aid is simple – to allow fans, who have only been able to dream about it, the chance to experience the thrill of match day: to pull on their favourite shirt, walk down the tunnel to the sound of the crowd and play an adrenaline fuelled 90 minutes on the hallowed turf of the Club they support.
Since Football Aid’s inception in 2001, we’ve had marriage proposals on the pitch at Anfield, a Bolton fan making his pilgrimage to The Reebok all the way from Australia, Scotland fans belting out their national anthem at Hampden, a quartet of brothers gracing the turf together at Celtic Park and an extra special supporter marking his 100th Football Aid appearance at Roots Hall!
Since our inaugural season in 2001 over 13,000 players have taken part in 500 “Live the Dream” matches and each and every one of our many supporters can feel enormous pride in making a contribution towards raising almost £1.85 million in charitable donations.
… Compassion for Others
Football Aid was created as a unique way of raising money for charity and voluntary organizations. Through our parent charity, Field of Dreams’ multi-beneficiary grant award scheme, the funds raised from the Football Aid events are distributed to diabetes research, education and management projects, plus charities nominated for funding by the Clubs that take part. For further information, please visit the website’s “Field of Dreams” page.