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Carragher helps raise over £ 14,000 for local charity
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher helped raise over £ 14,000 for a local charity on Saturday afternoon.
The former Reds defender took part in a sponsored march from his home at Anfield as the 23 Foundation supported local cause An Hour For Others.
Carragher walked from Crosby to the famous Reds’ home stadium on Saturday afternoon alongside about 55 other people as part of a charitable endeavor sponsored by more than 20 organizations.
For those involved, the walk consisted of a minimum of five miles, starting at a favorite destination before ending at Taggy’s Bar, a Liverpool FC themed bar at Anfield.
“I think we are the best [pulling together], I don’t think there is a place that can match [Merseyside] in terms of supporting local charities, ”Carragher told ECHO on Friday.
“And I think we got a lot of help with the work we did with the 23 Foundation, so we wanted to pay that back.
“We’re all a team and we have different charity titles, if you will, and what our charities are for, but overall every charity in Liverpool, the people are behind us and we all help each other.
“This is what Liverpool is as a city, this is what our football clubs are and this is what we should always be and this city will never change that.
“So it’s not about one particular charity and trying to help as many people as possible.”
Gill Watkins of AHFO added: “Even before the pandemic we saw many initiatives across Liverpool showing their support, such as Fans Supporting Foodbanks, An Hour For Others, the Spirit of Shankly, Liverpool Disabled Supporters Club, they have been loads that have come together.
“And when [the pandemic] hit, I don’t think there was a city more ready for this because we’ve all done it before, right? It was emotional at times, we cried in isolation, knowing that there are volunteers who can make you smile. “
Kevin Morland, Founder of AHFO, said: “We have been linked to Foundation 23 for a few years now. They have been absolutely fantastic for us.
“Since then, the Foundation has always been there to help us. We are a small local charity. Our gala has been canceled twice now, so the idea of an eight kilometer walk, where people can join since their home is huge to us, so we really appreciate your help.
“Hope this is something we can do each year to help him grow taller and maybe do six miles next time!”