Michael Carrick Foundation is on a mission to create empowering opportunities where disadvantaged children from across Greater Manchester and Tyne & Wear feel safe, valued, and inspired.
Using the power of sport to ensure children know their own potential, the Foundation works with thousands of people each year through programme delivery, Carrick’s Boot Room campaign and volunteering and training opportunities. Programmes within the North East specifically are Carrick’s Kicks and Wallsend Boys Club.
Across 2018-2020, the Foundation’s incredible achievements included £213,535 of grants being given to local delivery partners, 1692 pairs of boots being donated, 966 participants regularly attending sessions, 106 volunteering opportunities and 6 jobs created, plus 237 football match tickets being gifted.
When the UK and many other parts of the world entered lockdown in March 2020, Michael Carrick Foundation knew their passionate pledge to support disadvantaged young people was needed more than ever. They set about finding ways to continue this, and when children returned to school, teamed up with Manchester United Foundation, Sedulo, and local high schools in Greater Manchester to create and deliver 250 Back-to-School Packs.
In Tyne & Wear, more than 1000 food parcels were delivered, as food poverty and school holiday hunger became a desperate concern. Throughout the pandemic, Michael Carrick Foundation funded food parcels which have been packed and hand delivered by Newcastle United Foundation to children living in Tyne and Wear.
Planning fundraising for the year ahead, Michael will be hosting a Golf Day in September at Prestbury Golf Club. More information can be found here: https://www.michaelcarrickfoundation.com/post/michael-carrick-foundation-raises-more-than-20-000-at-first-ever-golf-day.
Also currently running a ‘text to donate’ campaign, the public can text MCFDONATE to 70470 and give £5. These funds will go directly towards the Michael Carrick Foundation’s Covid-19 response.
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