Vincent Kompany pledges testimonial game money to Manchester homeless fund
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 27/09/18 10:06am
Vincent Kompany has announced he will donate profits from his Manchester City testimonial match to the city’s homeless.
This season marks the Belgium international's 10th year at the Etihad Stadium, with his testimonial match due to take place in 2019.
Kompany has also joined forces with Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to set up 'Tackle4MCR' in a bid to inspire social change.
"I've received much from Manchester: a great career at the highest level, unconditional support from the fans through thick and thin, a lovely family and so much more to be grateful for," said Kompany.
"Over the past decade I've been lucky to have witnessed and played a part in Manchester City's rise as a club and a brand. This has also run parallel alongside the rise of a whole region.
"However, with this spectacular rise, comes a very visible downside: more and more people are left out of and have no access to the benefits of the rapid development, often leaving them no choice but to end up on the streets."