Swans supports Soccer Aid

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Created by Robbie Williams in 2006, Soccer Aid for UNICEF is billed as ‘the world’s biggest celebrity-charity football match,’ and raises money to give disadvantaged children the best start in life. Every year, supported by fans in an iconic stadium and broadcast on ITV and STV, England take on the Soccer Aid World XI FC.

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The event uses the power of football to help ensure that children can grow up happy, healthy and able to play. This year’s was the event’s 10th anniversary and took place at Manchester City’s spectacular Etihad Stadium. It raised an incredible £13,014,769 for the charity, the highest amount in the event’s history. All the money raised will help UNICEF’s work around the world, so that children everywhere can have the childhoods they deserve especially in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

What does this have to do with buses? As with any game, the teams need transport, and for this year’s event locally-based Swans Travel, which provides transport for a number of Premier League football teams and other sporting events, supplied two full team-spec Plaxton Elitei interdeck coaches. Equipped with 38 seats and eight tables plus full kitchen facilities, each one was fully vinyl-wrapped into contrasting Soccer Aid liveries, one for each team.