Cardiff make £1m charity pledge
Cardiff City have announced a new inovation that will see selected local charities benefit to the tune of £1million.
City owner Vincent Tan has also pledged to repeat this process on an annual basis for as long as he remains the club's majority shareholder in the Premier League.
Fifty Welsh-connected organisations and community schemes have been selected to ensure the contributions stay in the principality.
Tan Sri Vincent Tan told the club website: "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.
"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.
"Together we can look forward to the challenge and excitement of the season ahead, and for every year we remain in the Premier League and I remain the majority and controlling shareholder, all at Cardiff City are honoured to share our Premier League rewards with the local community, helping those in need."
City Chairman Mehmet Dalman added: "On behalf of all at Cardiff City I'd like to place on record my thanks and appreciation to Tan Sri Vincent Tan for this substantial £1m charity donation initiative.
"I am given to understand this is the first time a Premier League club is making a charitable effort of this nature, and if that is true, then as the Club Chairman, I am indeed happy and proud to be a part of it."