I received the following email regarding Jamie’s official charity, I really encourage all you Reds who can to support this cause, Y.N.W.A. The Website is www.jamiecarragher23.co.uk
Last week I came across “The 23 Foundation” this charity has been set up to provide grants for young children on Merseyside. Fans from all over the world can support The 23 Foundation by donating money, buying a signed Carragher picture or bidding for a number of exclusive items only available on his new website.
So I did just that. I knew my children are avid fans and would love a signed photo. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get my children something I knew they would love and be helping support other young children in the process. I felt good knowing my money was going towards helping youth clubs buy sports equipment and keeping children off of the streets.
As a child I had the opportunity to be part of a great youth club and play sports. The sports are what kept me busy when I would have otherwise had nothing to do. I loved being part of the team and I realize that helped keep me out of trouble.
There are however many children that will never have the opportunity to play sports or even be part of a great youth club. With the help of The 23 Foundation, my donation will allow this. I strongly urge you to consider making a small donation to such a great cause.
The 23 foundation encourages the youth of Merseyside to actively reach for their dreams by following their sporting interests. By providing a framework for achieving their goals, the Merseyside community, of which Jamie himself plays a very large role in, can develop more self-assured, well rounded individuals.
In giving children a reason and also the means to express their talents we can show them there are many ways to be successful on a personal and career level by being part of a team. So its no surprise therefore that the idea of “We” as a “Team” is a very important part of what the 23 foundation does. I really believe that The 23 Foundation will be changing the lives of many children. As a child it’s easy to lose direction, but even something as simple as being part of a team can add meaning and really change that.
I have no doubts that The 23 Foundation will be a positive influence for the youth of our next generation.