The All England Lawn Tennis Club has announced a series of contributions to support the local, national and international recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The AELTC will hand out a £1.2 million donation and they will continue to develop additional ways to provide support to those affected by the crisis.
On April 1, the Wimbledon organizers announced the cancellation of The Championships as the most prestigious tennis event in the world got called off for the first time since 1945. The All England Lawn Tennis Club will suffer a major loss for not hosting The Championships but still that won't prevent them from helping others as they believe it's their duty to do good.
"As we navigate a year without a Championships, our highest priority continues to be the health and wellbeing of all those who make Wimbledon happen and those for whom this pandemic has caused suffering and loss. We strongly believe that Wimbledon has the responsibility and the capacity to act as a force for good, using our resources to help those in need, particularly in a crisis such as this," AELTC Chairman Ian Hewitt said in a statement released.
“We have worked hard to develop a wide-ranging series of measures to provide the help that we can to those in our local and regional communities who are most affected as we begin the period of recovery, which we recognise is going to continue to cause hardship for many for some time.
We continue to be humbled by the passion shown for Wimbledon by fans all around the world since our cancellation announcement, and we look forward to a time when we will be able to come together again”.