Reds star Jamie Carragher launches new charity, The 23 Foundation

06 November 2009 07:15
REDS star Jamie Carragher officially launched his new young people's charity in Liverpool.[LNB]The Liverpool defender set up The 23 Foundation earlier this year to provide grants to young people on Merseyside.[LNB]The 23 Foundation, which takes its name from Carragher's team shirt number, aims to give children a better chance in life.[LNB]The footballing star says he plans to give the proceeds from his Liverpool testimonial to the Foundation.[LNB]He said: 'I was in Alder Hey as a child myself when I was first born and I hope The 23 Foundation can help children like people did for me when I was growing up.[LNB]'I've got my own kids and I don't think there's anything better than making a child happy.[LNB]'I was very fortunate to go to a good youth club and I've been very fortunate to be where I am playing for Liverpool.[LNB]'I'd like to think that maybe if I put something back, we'll have someone else going on to play for Liverpool or Everton, or getting involved in other sports. There are a lot of youth clubs out there helping kids to keep fit and stay interested in sport.[LNB]'I want the charity to help those clubs buy equipment and keep kids off the streets.'

Source: Liverpool_Echo