From the Mersey to Mexico
09 July 2012
Jamie Carragher, Vice-Captain of Liverpool Football Club, received an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University on Monday 9 July 2012 for his outstanding contribution to sport and charity.
Jamie was born and grew up in Bootle, Merseyside. His many achievements at Liverpool Football Club include being part of the team that won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the UEFA Cup, alongside international appearances as part of the England squad.
He was granted the freedom of Sefton in 2006 for both his sporting successes and his involvement with local charities. In 2009 he set up his own charity, the 23 Foundation, which aims to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Merseyside by giving them a chance to achieve their dreams. The 23 Foundation benefitted from the proceeds of his 2010 testimonial match, and he was named 'Philanthropist of the Year' Award at the Spirit of Merseyside Awards in 2011.
Through all of his achievements both professionally and personally, Jamie truly epitomises LJMU’s ethos of Dream, Plan, Achieve.
Jamie Carragher commented on his Honorary Fellowship:
"I am delighted to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University. Having been born and brought up in the city, I am very much aware of the opportunities that the University provides for young people and the support it gives them to achieve their goals. This is something that I very much aspire to do myself, so it truly is an honour to become a part of the LJMU family."
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