England stars Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, and Ellen White have surprised four community volunteers with a video call to say ‘thank you’ ahead of National Thank You Day on Sunday 4th July.
The four volunteers were recognised by The FA, having all played a pivotal role in their communities over the last 18 months.
The activity was organised as part of The FA’s support for the national day of thanks which has been organised by The Together Coalition. The day aims to bring communities together to thank each other and celebrate the ‘community spirit’ that was prevalent during lockdown.
Imagine your footballing hero calling you to thank you for your volunteering work.— England Football (@EnglandFootball) June 21, 2021
That's what happened to Gavin, who uses football as part of his program to help young men and their mental health.#ThankYouDay pic.twitter.com/XkQ4Oho7Wu
In the above, England Captain Harry Kane thanked Gavin McKenna on behalf of the England Men’s Senior squad. Through his Reach Every Generation and Building Lives project, McKenna dedicates his time to supporting young people within the youth justice system as well as fighting social issues.
Meanwhile, a host of other England men's and women's stars - including Jordan Henderson, Ellen White, and Raheem Sterling - also had calls with volunteers from around the country to thank them for their work on behalf of their teams.