Norwich City midfielder Tom Trybull and his wife Anna have donated £10,000 to local charities in the Norfolk area amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The money was raised by the children's book 'The Story of Tommy T', written by Anna and based on Tom's exploits in making a career in professional football.
Funds have been split equally between Age UK and the East Anglia Children's Hospice (EACH) - Tom spoke about their reasons for choosing those charities.
On Age UK, he said: "We know that older people can suffer from loneliness, especially during the pandemic, because family and relatives are not allowed to visit them.
"We also have grandparents, so we know how tough it can be. The work that Age UK does to support older people is invaluable so we are both delighted to donate money to help make a difference to those who are vulnerable and alone.”
On EACH, he added: "The morale of the book which Anna has wrote is for young people to believe in their dreams and EACH helps to support children and their families living with life-threatening conditions to help reach milestones and improve their quality of life.
"As a person in the public eye, I hope to have a positive impact on others in the community and we are both delighted to donate money and clothes to help make a difference to children and towards EACH’s fundraising appeal.”