During the second half of yesterday’s 2-1 friendly win over Switzerland at Wembley, the England players took to the pitch with no name on the back of their shirts in support of Alzheimer’s Society.
The move was to highlight how people with dementia lose their memories and can even forget the names of their favourite football players.
Over 900,000 in the UK are currently living with dementia so to raise money the matchworn England shirts will be auctioned off to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.
Currently the shirts are at £36.002 raised so far with the silent auction ending on April 10th 2022.
Kate Lee, CEO at Alzheimer’s Society said, “As the squad walk out in these thought-provoking shirts, we hope it will get fans up and down the country to sit up and take note of the reality of living with dementia. Football should be unforgettable – I hope it makes a massive impact that ripples from the Royal Box to the stands and into homes across the nation, inspiring people to support our work to raise awareness and reduce stigma and help us make sure no-one faces dementia alone.”