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GoFundMe Are Providing Lioness Jerseys For Young Girls Who Can't Afford Them

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GoFundMe Are Providing Lioness Jerseys For Young Girls Who Can't Afford Them

GoFundMe has reopened a fundraiser to give Lioness jerseys to girls who cannot afford them.

The fundraiser was started by football coach and former defender Anita Asante back in May and the crowdsourcing platform tweeted that the fundraiser would reopen following the historic win at the 2022 Euros.

"In light of the Lionesses' incredible win yesterday we have reopened a fundraiser launched by former midfielder @NicenNeetz to provide England shirts to young girls who cannot afford to buy their own," the official GoFundMe Twitter account announced on Monday.

"She has provided more than 50 girls with their very own England shirt so far.

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"We also wanted to extend a massive congratulations to @lionesses #itscomehome."

Anita has set a goal of £10,000 to help young people get their hands on a Lioness jersey and as of Monday (1 August), more than £7,800 has been raised and is still rising.

The ladies have undoubtedly inspired countless young girls and boys across the country after a tense final match against Germany on Sunday (31 July).

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The team beat Germany 2-1 after extra-time in a tense encounter at Wembley Stadium.

The Lionesses ended England's 56-year wait for a major trophy by claiming a first tournament win since 1966.

Anita Asante started the fundraiser. Credit: Liam Asman/Alamy Live News.
Anita Asante started the fundraiser. Credit: Liam Asman/Alamy Live News.

Forward Chloe Kelly, who scored the winning goal for England and celebrated by whipping off her jersey and sprinting across the pitch.

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Although it did land her with a yellow card, Chloe's passionate celebration meant an awful lot to the 87,000 spectators, and 17.6 million football fans watching at home.

The groundbreaking win has given Brits both young and old something to celebrate.

One of the Lionesses' biggest supporters is Prince William, who was in attendance at Wembley to cheer them on.

Chloe took her shirt off to celebrate the her winning goal. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.
Chloe took her shirt off to celebrate the her winning goal. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.
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While shaking hands with all of the players, Prince William went in for a heartfelt hug when he reached team captain Leah Williamson.

Queen Elizabeth shared her 'warmest congratulations' after the ladies' win in a statement. She said: "My warmest congratulations, and those of my family, go to you all on winning the European Women’s Football Championships.

Prince William was the Lionesses biggest supporter on Sunday night. Credit: Zuma Press/Alamy Stock Photo.
Prince William was the Lionesses biggest supporter on Sunday night. Credit: Zuma Press/Alamy Stock Photo.

"However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned. You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.

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"It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today."

You can donate to the fundraiser here.

Featured Image Credit: JustGiving/SPP Sport Press Photo/ Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News

Gregory Robinson
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