Virgin Money London Marathon 2014
"Thanks to every
single person who made a donation and helped us to raise over
£75,000! The total will be divided between the three charities below
and on behalf of each of them I would like to thank you for your
1. Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool:
As a visitor and a parent I have visited Alder Hey many times and
absolutely appreciate how important their work is. I have always been
moved by the young children who are often very poorly and fighting so
hard to get better. At Alder Hey there is always so much laughter and
optimism from the children and their parents and that can only be
achieved by the incredible professionalism and care of all the staff.
They are currently building a brand new hospital, Alder Hey in the Park
and I really want to help them raise the necessary funds for this
important new facility.
2. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and the University of Manchester:
I have seen the work of the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and University
of Manchester at first-hand and it is really helping to get new
treatments to families with genetic eye disorders sooner. It's a cause
that is very close to my heart and I hope my support will boost their
quest to find more treatments for patients.
3. Prostate Cancer UK
lucky enough to play in some amazing stadiums during my career and it's
shocking to think that 250 000 people - almost three times the capacity
of Wembley - are affected by prostate cancer in the UK. A couple of
years or so ago my Dad had a health scare around prostate cancer and I
realised how quickly life's priorities can change. I've signed up to run
the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise awareness and to help fund
research into tests, treatments and causes of prostate cancer. It is a
disease that has not only affected my family but so many players and
fans as well so I am delighted to be able to help in some small way.
further information on my chosen charities please click on the