PFA pledges £500,000 to Reposm Sporting Housing Trust
The PFA have pledged £500,000 to the Reposm Sporting Housing Trust, a charity devoted to providing sheltered accommodation for retired sportspeople who have fallen on hard times.
The players’ union agreed to make the donation to Reposm after the Sportsmail campaign raised awareness in August and it represents a huge step towards the initial target of raising £2million required to build the first block of a dozen flats.
“This is phenomenal news,” said Reposm Trust chairman Mike Soper. “I am absolutely ecstatic about the contribution of £500,000 from the PFA to the Reposm Sporting Housing Trust. The recognition of our charity by one of the UK’s leading sports associations is wonderful in helping the cause of housing ex-sportspeople who have fallen on hard times.”
“We still need much more help in achieving our goal of building our first scheme and really hope that more people from the sporting community will and help us. My great thanks to the Daily Mail for all their support in promoting this worthy undertaking. It really gave us the impetus we needed and galvanised the whole project.”