England’s football match against Euro 2016 hosts France at Wembley Stadium on 17 November will benefit Breast Cancer Care, The FA’s official charity partner.
On the night, The FA will present Breast Cancer Care with a cheque for £75,000, having donated the same amount from its FA Community Shield Fund when England Women played at Wembley against Germany in November 2014.
The match, which will be called ‘A Breast Cancer Care international’, will be the highlight of The FA’s two-year partnership with the charity. Expect to see the charity’s distinctive pink in abundance at the national stadium.
Fans will be able to show their support by making a donation when they buy their tickets from TheFA.com or on the night at the match.
The last time England played France at Wembley was in November 2010, when France won 2-1.
England captain Wayne Rooney said:
“It will be great that such a high-profile match against strong opposition will be in aid of Breast Cancer Care”.
FA staff choice
FA staff chose Breast Cancer Care as their official charity partner back in summer 2014 and have committed to raising both funds and awareness of breast cancer. The fundraising target for the partnership is £500,000.
As part of the partnership England players recently appeared in a video to highlight the charity’s viral #PassItOn campaign:
Tickets for the match
Tickets for A Breast Cancer Care international will be made available exclusively to members of the England Supporters Club, which is free to join, on 14 September 2015 at midday. It will be the last game for fans to earn caps to go towards ticket applications for England’s matches at Euro 2016. General sale for this match will be from midday on 21 September.
FA Community Shield Fund
The FA Community Shield Fund helps many good causes as well as The FA’s official charity partner including the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the Bobby Moore Fund and Homeless FA.
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