Following a lengthy hiatus, Paris Saint-Germain returns to action today with an away friendly against Le Havre. As club officials have done over the past couple of months, the team plan to show great support and appreciation for some of the city’s much-appreciated heroes.
The club announced it will feature special kits for the fixture honoring the over 100,000 healthcare workers from the Assistance Publique – Paris Hospitals (AP-HP) that have helped during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The training jersey will read “Tous Unis” (All Together) and “Merci” (Thank You) on the back. PSG’s official jersey for the match will also display a badge with the two messages.
This is one of just many ways Les Parisiens have provided support for the work and sacrifice that healthcare workers in Paris have put forth during the current uncertain times. In March, the club raised over €200,000 from “Tous Unis” jerseys with proceeds going to fund deliveries of 25,000 meals via food trucks to a select AP-HPs along with key equipment for their hospital staff relaxation rooms.
The 1,500 "Tous Unis" (All Together) PSG jerseys were sold out in 12 hours, raising over €200,000 for Paris Hospitals (@APHP)👕🏥
Thank you! ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/tT4uNgUCL6
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) March 26, 2020
PSG Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi expressed gratitude with the efforts that the club made to assist city healthcare workers as much as possible.
“Faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, I wanted the Club to make a strong commitment by making its facilities available and organizing fundraising events for charities and institutions working during the crisis, such as the Assistance Publique – Paris Hospitals who benefited from the proceeds of the “Tous Unis” jerseys,” Al-Khelaifi said.
“The club wanted the funds raised to be used through concrete initiatives to relieve the daily hardship of AP-HP staff, to help them rest, eat and share moments of comfort with their colleagues.”
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