"Our Story"

Where we came from…

In 2009 Jamie Carragher, the Vice Captain of Liverpool Football Club, was sat down one day thinking to himself: “What can I do to help the youth of Merseyside in Sport, How can my family and I make a difference in our City?” Jamie Carragher decided the following:

“I have really enjoyed my career to date at Liverpool Football Club and it is now time to do more and more for Charity in the Merseyside area. But how can I help? First of all along with my family and friends we decided to donate all the proceeds from my Testimonial year to Charity. Then after a great deal of consideration I decided that was not enough because I wanted to set up something that would last a lifetime and that is why the 23 Foundation was formed.”

Jamie and his wife Nicola then followed this up by donation £1 million from his testimonial year is 2010, with this capital being retained within the account allowing the £100,000 a year interest to be used to assist good causes, whilst ensuring the charity retains a strong stable financial foundation.

Where we came from…

In 2009 Jamie Carragher, the Vice Captain of Liverpool Football Club, was sat down one day thinking to himself: “What can I do to help the youth of Merseyside in Sport, How can my family and I make a difference in our City?” Jamie Carragher decided the following:

“I have really enjoyed my career to date at Liverpool Football Club and it is now time to do more and more for Charity in the Merseyside area. But how can I help? First of all along with my family and friends we decided to donate all the proceeds from my Testimonial year to Charity. Then after a great deal of consideration I decided that was not enough because I wanted to set up something that would last a lifetime and that is why the 23 Foundation was formed.”

Jamie and his wife Nicola then followed this up by donation £1 million from his testimonial year is 2010, with this capital being retained within the account allowing the £100,000 a year interest to be used to assist good causes, whilst ensuring the charity retains a strong stable financial foundation.

What we do…

When the 23 Foundation was founded the idea was to give ‘local kids in Merseyside a chance’ to achieve their dreams by supporting them through local charities, clubs and community initiatives. Since the conception in 2009 the 23 Foundation has come a long way and now offers support to young people across the world. 

The 23 Foundation is happy to help wherever possible, whether it be helping children recover from illness, helping young people achieve their goals or by offering support to youth centres, hospitals, charities, clubs and community initiatives. 

We want to see our young people develop more confidence and grow up to be well rounded individuals. We believe that giving young people a reason to recover from illness, express their talents or seeing a positive future will allow then to succeed on a personal level, individually or as part of a team.

How we do it…

The 23 Foundation raises money by selling signed memorabilia, organising fundraising events and through receiving charitable donations.

We receive lots of enquiries from organisations and people asking for money and support because they need it. The 23 Foundation reviews each request on a case by case basis and donates financial support or signed memorabilia to help raise funds.

There is no set idea of exactly where the money will be spent. Each year we will review requests, look at different projects and caused and decide where we feel the money will be best spent.

How we do it…

The 23 Foundation raises money by selling signed memorabilia, organising fundraising events and through receiving charitable donations.

We receive lots of enquiries from organisations and people asking for money and support because they need it. The 23 Foundation reviews each request on a case by case basis and donates financial support or signed memorabilia to help raise funds.

There is no set idea of exactly where the money will be spent. Each year we will review requests, look at different projects and caused and decide where we feel the money will be best spent.

A word from Jamie…

“Being part of a team and achieving something together is much more satisfying and I know without the help of my team and teams with which I grew up with I would not have become the individual I am today. I want to help as many children as possible to have a better life. If they are suffering from illness we will try to help or, if they need help in sport, we will also try to aid them. The 23 foundation promotes the idea of “we” and “us” because together as a community and with help from people like you reading this, we can accomplish anything.”

“There is no set idea of exactly where the money will go. Each year we will look at different projects, causes and will then see where the money will be best spent”

Some of the great support we have given …

  • Supported over 1000 families and children all over the world helping children with cancer, autism and other illnesses and disabilities.
  • Provided financial support to local hospitals with funding for new wards and equipment.
  • Supported communities in the north of England with food bank projects assembling hundreds of food hampers for families in need.
  • Supported families that have children with severe life threatening diseases.
  • Reached out to hundreds of soldiers of our Armed Forces in bases around world.
  • Helped schools and kids in England, Norway, Ireland with his Soccer Schools programmes. This is playing football the Jamie Carragher way, getting kids off the streets, playing sports, keeping fit, playing in team sports and promoting a winning mentality and self improvement.
  • Supported other charities by donating signed memorabilia to help them raise funds respectively. They are; Help for Heroes, Mother Teresa Foundation, British Heart Foundation, Liverpool FC Foundation, The Gandhi Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie, Marina Dalglish Foundation, Children in Need, Save The Children, Oxfam, Help The Aged and many others.
  • Helped and supported thousands of people to raise funds for their own charities and in order to treat family members.
  • Supported families & worthy causes from as far afield as Canada, Australia, Singapore, Norway, USA, Sweden, Poland.

& This support continues to happen daily guaranteeing the 23 Foundation continues to makea difference!

All net profits from the events and activities will be donated to the 23 Foundation, administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside, registered charity number 1068887.

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