Play For Change raises funds for Nepal at the Men's Velux EHF Final4

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Play for Change, the sports charity for vulnerable children has partnered up with the European Handball Federation (EHF) as its charity partner for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 which will take place in Cologne this weekend.

With one Euro in donations coming from each ticket-sale, as well as collections and donations from the Charity Golf Tournament at the Golf & Country Club in Velderhof, these vital funds will go towards the rebuilding of communities destroyed in the wake of the recent Nepal earthquake.

Since September 2014, Play for Change has been working with EHF with its logo presented on the shirts of all of the 142 top EHF referees in over 1,500 national and club team matches throughout the season. This year, spectators can purchase one of a few limited edition Play for Change wristbands, as well as donate money at the opening party to show support for the Nepal earthquake.

Andrea Kenyeres, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships for Play for Change said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise a significant amount of money at the Men’s 2015 VELUX EHF FINAL4 and continue with our transformational work. We believe in empowering children and young people through education and sports and are committed to helping rebuild the millions of lives in Nepal, for the long term.”

The Play for Change Foundation joined forces with EHF in 2014 endorsing the shirts of all of the top EHF referees in over 1,500 national and club team matches throughout the season. This partnership has enabled Play for Change to raise awareness of its charitable mission – to empower children and young people through sports and education as well as to raise funds to invest in life-changing projects around the world.

Andrea goes on to say: “Play for Change are proud to be working with EHF and to be part of the Men’s VELUX EHF FINAL4 who are not only committed to honouring excellence in the sporting world, but also to promoting sport’s ability to contribute to positive change in society.

“We hope that this is the beginning of many continued collaborations. Together we can leave a legacy to those who need it the most, whilst strengthening our international voice and mission to transforming the lives of vulnerable children through sports and education.”

Some of the charity’s milestones include a partnership with a children’s home in Indonesia, which saw the official launch of YKPA Play for Change.

The charity promises a continued winning streak with projects such as the Play for Change school football tournament in partnership with the Belgium Pro League, and ‘Slam Dunk’, the new basketball programme for disadvantaged young girls at Burntwood School in Wandsworth – both projects already positively impacting lives. In addition, PFC have begun a new partnership with ASLOD, a Milan-based local charity that focuses on helping children living with cancer through rehabilitation.

For more information about Play for Change’s disaster response efforts for Nepal visit: www.playforchange.org/donate