More than a Footballer
Chapter 3 More than a Footballer
Throughout Steven’s career he and his team mates have visited and supported many different charities, but in 2011 he launched his own charitable Foundation—the Steven Gerrard Foundation.
This was his way of giving something back to the city that has made him who he is today—and reaching out to help as many children in need as possible.
Its aim is to generate as much money as possible for a range of children’s charitable organizations and projects. The intention is to provide relief to children and young people in need, whether through illness, family breakdown, disability, involvement in the streets, or financial or educational disadvantage. The foundation operates worldwide, but is particularly focussed in Liverpool.
This has enabled Steven to keep track of how every penny is being spent. Being involved so closely means he can see how it helps children and their families in so many different ways.
"Steven’s dedication to his Foundation is second to none, he is passionate about being able to help as many children as possible. It’s with thanks to the awareness he has created over the past four years, along with all our supporters that we have been able to raise such a substantial amount of money and reach out to so many."
Since launching, SGF has supported a number of different charities, including: Claire House, Brainwave, Autism Initiatives, Rare Trust, Presfield School, Peterhouse School, Stick n Step, Wirral Resource Centre and Toy Library, IAA, Zoe’s Place, Splitz, Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Deafness Support Network, Cash For Kids, DEBRA Charity, Centre 56, Positive Futures.
Watch as Steven explains his passion for his Foundation
Steven’s Foundation has helped thousands of disadvantaged children.