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Players help Little Heroes

Chris McDermott and Tom Lynch with young fans, Jack and Izzy
This donation is really significant for us and it’s good to have that connection and relationship with the Football Club.
Chris McDermott, Little Heroes

Adelaide Football Club players, led by Tom Lynch, have given the Little Heroes Foundation a helping hand.

Lynch and his teammates, through the AFL Players Association's Players Care Program, have donated $5,000 to the Foundation to help its work with seriously ill children and their families.

Through the AFL Players Association (AFLPA) Program, every AFL-listed player donates $50 of each match payment to support those in need in the community.

Across the season, half of this goes to the AFLPA's official charity partner Ladder to help tackle youth homelessness, with the other half donated to each team’s chosen charity.

For the Crows this season, that is Little Heroes Foundation.

With the help of the Crows Children's Foundation, Lynch took some time out of training this week to spend time with some young fans supported by Little Heroes.

The Crows Children's Foundation also supports Little Heroes Foundation.

Little Heroes Foundation Chairman, Chris McDermott said not only the donation, but providing the children opportunities to interact with the players, was really important for the organisation.

"The charity sector is getting busier and everybody provides different things, so we're happy to be in the discussion," McDermott said.

"This donation is really significant for us and it’s good to have that connection and relationship with the Football Club.

"For the kids to be part of a world that is such a mystery to them, but they love and talk about it with their friends, and to see the smile it puts on their face, in our field, it is absolutely everything."

For more information about the AFLPA’s Players Care Program click here.