Last week’s fundraising gala was attended by stars including Noel Gallagher, Vernon Kay and Melanie C. Meanwhile, Jamie Carragher who is chairman of Football for Change, spoke to the room about his ambitions for the charity and the pride he has in seeing the movement develop at a rapid pace.
Coleen Rooney, Jason Manford, Samia Longchambon, Tina O’Brien, Brooke Vincent, Angela Rayner MP and Olivia Atwood enjoyed the spectacular event, alongside football names such as Michael Carrick and Steve McManaman. The event was sponsored by Swinton Insurance and was backed by a number of leading businesses including DAM Health, Legacie Developments, Enterprise, Together and Watches of Switzerland.
Jamie Carragher said:
“I am thrilled at the amount raised in just one evening for Football for Change. This money will help change the lives of so many disadvantaged young people. £350,000 is an unbelievable amount!
“It was brilliant of Noel to come and perform for us, as well as Melanie C and Vernon Kay. They were incredible. It really was an unbelievable night and the people who attended are helping make such a change.
“It was a success from start to finish and it does not stop here. Football for Change is growing stronger and will continue to help those who need it most.”
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