Jamie’s 23 Foundation is set to fund charities in Bootle who support those affected by poverty and homelessness.
The organisations receiving a share of the donation are Bootle Salvation Army, The Venus Centre and The Bosco House Society.
For the last three years, the 23 Foundation has specifically supported projects in Alder Hey Children Hospital to help fund new ultrasound rooms, a sensory garden and a Neonatal “Virtual Visiting Project.
Project coordinator Alan Roper from the Bootle Salvation Army said: “In 2016 we distributed 4413 free breakfasts to members of the community with limited income; usually those who experience homelessness.”
“We provided 242 food parcels to our regular clients and those who were not eligible for a food bank voucher. 300 people accessed our shower facilities all would have received shampoo, shower gel and towels. New underwear and socks were given when required.”
“The donation from Jamie will help us to continue to provide the free facilities for those in need.”
The 23 Foundation was set up by Liverpool FC’s number 23 Jamie Carragher with the Community Foundation for Merseyside in 2009. The charity has supported young people to obtain coaching qualifications and helped them to participate in major sporting events. It has also funded projects that improve young people’s health and tackle the cause of youth disadvantage. Since it began, the 23 Foundation has given out just under half a million pounds in grants to local charities, community groups and individuals in Merseyside.