Wimbledon Foundation Partners With British Red Cross To Further COVID-19 Response

The Wimbledon Foundation, the charitable arm of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) and The Championships, is pleased to announce it has committed a total of £300k to the British Red Cross as it extends its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the AELTC’s thank you to those who have played a key role in helping the people most affected by the pandemic during the past year, Mike Adamson, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, has been invited to the Royal Box today as guest of AELTC…

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HSBC commits its support to the Wimbledon Foundation to help further its COVID-19 response

HSBC has announced its continued support for the Wimbledon Foundation and its work to support those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of the traditional Ticket Resale Scheme at The Championships this year. HSBC has supported the Ticket Resale Scheme since 2008, matching the funds raised from resold tickets, which has supported local causes in an extensive programme of community and charitable activities administered by the Wimbledon Foundation, the official charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and The Championships. During the course of the…

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Wimbledon Foundation commits £1.2 million to championing clean water for all with WaterAid

The Wimbledon Foundation, the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and The Championships, has committed £1.2 million in a new three-year partnership to help WaterAid in its mission to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to all by 2030. The expanded commitment is an extension of the Wimbledon Foundation and WaterAid’s initial three-year partnership, which began in 2018 with an annual donation of £100,000, and which will increase to a total of £1.2 million awarded over the next three years.  In the context of the…

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Wimbledon Foundation’s Ian Hewitt recognised with WaterAid President’s Award

Ian Hewitt, Chairman of the Wimbledon Foundation and Vice Chairman of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), has been awarded the President’s Award by international charity WaterAid. The President’s Award represents the highest level of commendation the charity bestows upon its supporters and recognises Hewitt’s significant role in establishing the thriving partnership with WaterAid during his time as Chairman of the Wimbledon Foundation. The partnership, currently in the second of a three-year term, is supporting projects in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali and Nepal helping to create better health…

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Children bring clean water and toilets to their school with support from WaterAid and the Wimbledon Foundation

Inspiring students at Wundiye Elementary School in Ethiopia have taken the lead in bringing toilets and clean water to their school for the first time with support from their community, WaterAid and funding from the Wimbledon Foundation. Previously, there was no water facility for the 1,100 students, teachers and staff. They had to take it in turns to complete the 90-minute round trip to a spring at the bottom of a slippery, muddy path to fetch water that was contaminated with animal waste and often contributed to sickness.  The school…

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