Cardiff & District Samaritans receive gift of £25,000 from Cardiff City FC

Cardiff City Football Club has made a donation of £25,000 to Cardiff & District Samaritans as part of the club’s ‘Thanks a Million’ campaign.

'Thanks a Million' is the brainchild of Cardiff City’s owner Tan Sri Vincent Tan and has seen the club donate one million pounds to selected local charities.

With the input of club staff, management and players, approximately fifty Welsh connected charities and community schemes were selected. Representatives of the first year selected charities were invited to Cardiff City Stadium for an official ‘Thanks a Million’ reception, lunch and presentation on Thursday 15 August 2013, with Cardiff City Chairman Mehmet Dalman, Malky Mackay and the senior squad in attendance.

Speaking of the initiative, Tan Sri Vincent Tan said, “I firmly believe that Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League after a long fifty-one year wait to play at the top level is a blessing – and with the grace of God we want to use this blessing positively to support the charitable organisations and disadvantaged members of the South Wales community, in particular in Cardiff and the valleys where most of our supporters are based.”

Tan Sri Vincent Tan has pledged that Cardiff City Football Club will repeat this million pound donation annually to community based organisations for as long as he remains the club’s majority/controlling shareholder and the club remains in the Premier League.