Hammers supporting three charities

West Ham United will be supporting three charities at Saturday's Premier League fixture with Everton at London Stadium...


Kick It Out awareness fixture

Kick It Out
Today's fixture will see West Ham United host our dedicated fixture to the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

Since 1993, Kick It Out has worked throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change.

Throughout the 2016/17 season, Kick It Out is running an initiative – Call Full Time On Hate – which aims to utilise and engage the collective force of football to tackle discrimination and hate incidents at every level of the game.

The initiative also seeks to highlight the positive messages of inclusion echoed by the football authorities, clubs, players, managers and supporters’ groups.

West Ham United are fully behind #CallFullTimeOnHate and in addition to its support in the programme today, the Club will be supporting the initiative on social media, while both sets of players and managers will be wearing Kick It Out t-shirts and pin badges respectively.

A bespoke Kick It Out flag depicting the organisation’s logo and the crests of both clubs will be displayed on the pitch at London Stadium before kick-off.

To find out how to get involved with Kick It Out’s initiatives, visit kickitout.org or follow @kickitout on Twitter.


Know The Score

Know The Score
West Ham United are also supporting the sixth annual Know The Score campaign and Bowel Cancer Awareness Month at today’s game.

Bowel cancer is the UK’s fourth most common cancer, with 41,000 new cases each year and is also the second biggest cause of cancer death. It is also the disease which robbed us off the great Bobby Moore OBE at the age of just 51 in February 1993.

Every 90 minutes three people die of the disease. That’s 44 people each day – the equivalent to four football teams – but it needn’t be that way.

If you are concerned by bleeding from your bottom, blood in your poo or are experiencing unexplained looser stools, tell your doctor, as you are not wasting anyone’s time by getting yourself checked out.

A trip to your doctor could save your life.

To raise awareness of Know the Score, the charity will be distributing 30,000 ‘Star of Hope’ pin badges at London Stadium ahead of today’s game.

To find out more, visit knowthescore.org.uk or follow @KnowTheScoreUK on Twitter.


Richard House Children's Hospice bucket collection

Richard House Children's Hospice
Last but not least, a bucket collection will be held in aid of Richard House Children’s Hospice at London Stadium today.

Based in Beckton, Richard House was London’s first Children’s Hospice when it opened in 2000 and has been providing valuable care and support to children and young people who are at risk of death because of a life-limiting or life-threatening health condition ever since.

Richard House, whose patrons include captain Mark Noble, Hammers legend Sir Trevor Brooking and Academy of Football graduate Joe Cole, has held a long and productive relationship with West Ham United.

The hospice delivers clinical care, short breaks and other residential services to children and young adults, while supporting their families through things like counselling and bereavement support.

Services are delivered free of charge, meaning Richard House needs to raise around £2m annually in voluntary donations and statutory funding.

For more information about Richard House and how you can get involved in fundraising, visit richardhouse.org.uk or follow @RichardHouseCH on Twitter.