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Jamie Carragher makes incredible gesture to Liverpool's homeless community

The Sky Sports presenter made a surprise visit to the Kingsway House shelter and handed over some of his own clothes alongside a cash donation


Jamie Carragher will host a charity football match this month to raise funds for a homeless shelter in Liverpool.

The Sky Sports presenter made a surprise visit to the Kingsway House shelter over the festive period and made an incredible gesture.

Carragher made an undisclosed cash donation and also handed over several bags of his own clothes.

He won't stop there though and along with fellow former Liverpool defender Mark Wright, who has also visited the shelter, will host the match with former Liverpool and Everton players to help raise funds.

“I am truly humbled by what I have seen today and what is happening on the streets of Liverpool which is part of a national epidemic of homelessness," he said.

Carragher made the visit to the shelter (Image: xxxxxxxxxxx)

Carragher on Sky Sports (Image: PA)

"What Lawrence Kenwright and these guys at Signature Living are doing here is truly remarkable. They have taken over 80 homeless people off the streets of Liverpool, who would have otherwise been sleeping in doorways and in the freezing cold over Christmas.

"By opening this shelter they have somewhere safe and warm with something to eat and drink, the basic things that we all take for granted every day.

"Talking to these guys and girls they all have their own stories to tell of how they ended up homeless and sleeping rough on the streets. By being in a shelter like this with support, it’s the first step to helping get them back on their feet and off the streets.”

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Mark Wright added: "One of the great things about football is that when we as a city have an issue like this, everybody comes together to support such an important cause, no matter which club they play for or support.

"Jamie and I will be putting together some current and former Liverpool and Everton players for a charity football match and a fundraising dinner.

"We would like all fans from Liverpool and Everton to show their support for this really important cause that is helping the homeless in our city."

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