Harry Kane announced today that he is giving fans the chance to buy official Harry Kane products through his new online shop www.harrykane.com which is providing ex-service personnel with employment opportunities and mental health support.
Select Harry Kane Official products are being made by veterans in Royal British Legion Industries’ factories – while all orders on the shop are being packaged and dispatched from the social enterprise, dubbed Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company. The factory employs more than 100 people – 70% of whom are military veterans, have a disability or both. In addition, 10% of every product sold will go towards the Harry Kane Foundation (HKF) which was set up by Harry with
a long-term goal to help transform generations thinking of mental health. The initial launch range curated by the Harry Kane Company aims to appeal to all ages and includes a limited-edition World Cup collection, homeware, accessories, posters, prints and stationery. This social enterprise partnership – the first of its kind by a Premier League footballer – will not only provide employment to Armed Forces veterans who are overcoming life-changing physical injury and mental health illness such as posttraumatic stress disorder, but proceeds will go towards RBLI’s services supporting the mental health and well-being of other veterans and their families living on the charity’s Aylesford village, which is home to more than 300 veterans and their families.
Harry Kane said: “I am delighted to join forces with the team of veterans at RBLI to fulfil the product of my official store. RBLI’s Tommy Club is a cause close to my heart. I have worked with them for several years now as their ambassador and I know this collaboration will have a hugely positive impact in helping raise vital funds and create jobs to change the lives of disadvantaged veterans.” RBLI’s Chief Executive Lisa Farmer said: “This is an example of how Harry Kane shows his leadership on and off the pitch. Meaningful and rewarding work is key to military veterans regaining their independence after a difficult transition from the Armed Forces and he, along with his team, has created this opportunity so that we can now provide even more of that work. I cannot overstate how much this means to everyone here who is working on this, and the veterans and people with disabilities who will be fulfilling all the orders. I know how proud they are to work with Harry and how it gives dignity and prestige to their work and situation. Thanks to our ongoing partnership between the Tommy Club and Harry, we are genuinely improving the lives of the country’s most disadvantaged veterans. We cannot be more grateful for Harry’s support.” read more here