The Wimbledon 2020 collection made by Ralph Lauren is being sold entirely for charity. The collection remained unsold as the Grand Slam was cancelled due to the COVID-19 panedmic.
The Wimbledon 2020 collection made by Ralph Lauren is being sold entirely for charity. The 100% of the net purchase price of every 2020 product will be donated to the Wimbledon Foundation.
“We strongly believe that Wimbledon has the responsibility and the capacity to act as a force for good, using our resources to help those in need, particularly in a crisis such as this,” commented Ian Hewitt, AELTC Chairman, following the cancellation of The Championships.
“We have worked hard to develop a wide-ranging series of measures to provide the help that we can to those in our local and regional communities who are most affected as we begin the period of recovery, which we recognise is going to continue to cause hardship for many for some time.”
Further to the AELTC’s contributions to support the coronavirus response and recovery, which included a £1.2m charitable fund from the Wimbledon Foundation to support local and national charities, the provision of 200 daily hot meals from the AELTC’s chefs to those in need in the local area, and the donation of 2020 strawberries, towels and balls to local hospitals, homelessness charities and tennis clubs across the UK, the AELTC is delighted to share that Ralph Lauren, official outfitter of The Championships, has developed a contribution of their own.
“Wimbledon stands for a spirit of optimism that we are proud to support,” said Ralph Lauren, who, alongside his brother Jerry, have designed the uniforms for officials and ball boys and girls at Wimbledon since 2006.
The Wimbledon Foundation supports a wide variety of local, national and international charities, bringing together the collective strength of Wimbledon to deliver on four goals – supporting the local community, promoting healthy and active lives, enabling young people, and helping those in need.