Football League club community programmes across England and Wales are set to receive a welcome financial shot in the arm from the release of a single in the wake of of the riots that hit most major towns and cities earlier this year.
‘Iridescent’ is an initiative from Project Underdog – a new charity created specifically to assist those affected by the trouble, with 25% of the proceeds from the single being donated to the Football League Trust.
The single is a cover of Linkin Park’s Iridescent and has been produced by a group of unsigned musicians. You can purchase it from iTunes by clicking this link.
The remaining profit from the single will be donated to local community projects that help to keep youngsters off the streets and take part in sporting, musical and similar activities.
“All 72 Football League clubs operate at the heart of their communities, using the power of football to help make a difference to thousands of lives through wide ranging projects such as social inclusion and education,” said Mike Evans, General Manager of The Football League Trust.
“Many of these communities were affected by the awful scenes witnessed earlier this year and the money raised through the sale of Iridescent will go into helping them rebuild their lives.”
Project Underdog will also take to the road to local communities with the hope of raising awareness of the plight of so many people across the UK.
“This is a hugely exciting project which stems from the recent riots and devastation that hit our city centres,” added Jo Lloyd, the 22-year-old mastermind of Project Underdog.
“We are going all out to raise funds not only for those communities that are still recoiling in the wake of the unrest, but to all local communities who can then help keep children off the streets and give them a chance to make a life for themselves”.