Liverpool vice-captain James Milner visited an LFC Foundation half-term multi-sport camp in Anfield this week.
James’ own charity, the James Milner Foundation (JMF), donated £16,000 to the club’s charity last year and so the midfielder popped in to Anfield Sports and Community Centre to see first-hand how local children are benefiting.
JMF’s generous donation was used to fund a series of three-day multi-sports and activity camps which, delivered in partnership with the LFC Foundation, aim to encourage children aged 6-15 years to participate in healthy recreation.
The camps began in October 2016 and will run in each school holiday until August 2017, with a total of 480 local youngsters benefiting from the sessions.
Like the LFC Foundation, JMF promotes healthy activities among young people across the UK. It does this by focusing on the development, improvement and provision of sporting opportunities - in particular football, rugby and cricket.
Milner said: “It’s brilliant to come down to the LFC Foundation sessions and see the great work they do with the children here in Anfield.
“I wanted to give something back to the local community and the donation from my own charity has helped the LFC Foundation to give these children the chance to spend their holidays enjoying a range of sports.”
Andrea Cooper, head of the LFC Foundation, added: “We were so grateful for James’ kind donation. It has helped us to provide these camps and offer underprivileged children the chance to take part in free sport and activities which encourage health and wellbeing.”