Melbourne City FC and Save the Children partner for Christmas

Melbourne City FC will partner with Save the Children this Christmas to help vulnerable girls stay in school and give them the chance to rewrite their futures, through Save the Children’s 'No Child Left Behind' campaign.

At this Saturday’s Melbourne Derby at AAMI Park, the Club will support its third annual #SantaHatAppeal, encouraging fans at the match to purchase a Santa Hat, or make a donation, with 100 per cent of the profits donated to Save the Children, the Club’s charity partner.

The #SantaHatAppeal will help to raise important funds and awareness to help protect children’s right to education, through Save the Children.

‘No Child Left Behind’ aims to raise $700,000 which could give 4,000 girls access to education. 

The Club and Save the Children have had an ongoing relationship since 2012, with the partnership helping to raise vital funds for Save the Children’s work helping vulnerable children and their families at home and overseas.

Save the Children volunteers will be posted inside and outside AAMI Park this Saturday to raise funds for the leading child right’s agency’s vital Australian and international programs.

Save the Children CEO Paul Ronalds said funds raised from this weekend’s blockbuster clash will help vulnerable girls escape exploitation and stay in school. 

“Every day, millions of girls are denied their right to education and are forced into a life of child marriage, child prostitution or child labour,” Mr Ronalds said.

“We provide girls with the opportunity to escape a life of exploitation by providing them with access to quality education, vocational training and out-of-school support.”

Melbourne City FC CEO Scott Munn said that the Club was delighted to be aligned with an organisation that promotes children’s rights.

“We’re extremely pleased to be partnering with Save the Children to promote this important campaign,” Munn said.

“I encourage all fans attending this Saturday’s match to buy a Santa Hat or donate to the cause to help bring happiness to those in need during Christmas.”

What you can do to contribute:

-       Donate $2 or more to Save the Children this match day, Saturday 20 December 2014.

-       Use the #SantaHatAppeal hashtag during the match to raise awareness for Save the Children and No Child Left Behind campaign

-       Visit www.savethechildren.org.au/savegirls to find out more.