Manchester United’s new shirt sponsors, Aon, will be hosting a charity event at half-time this weekend against Liverpool. There will be an Aon sign in front of the goal with a hole in place of the ‘O’. Kids from United’s soccer school will get a chance to score and £2k will be donated to the Manchester United Foundation for every goal scored. The cheque will be presented by Steve McGill, the president and CEO of Aon Risk Solutions, who was raised in Manchester and is a United fan.
They also donated £30k to Christies in the summer. On a personal note, and one pretty much unrelated to football, The Christie is a really important place for lots of Mancunians, as one of the leading cancer centres in Europe. Every Mancunian, sadly, will probably know or has known someone who has relied on their help, so if you’re looking for something to cheer yourself up after the past few days, feel good about yourself and donate.