Since making his Premier League debut at 16 James actively participated in many community player appearances arranged through his football clubs helping to promote both player and club social responsibility.
I am delighted that the opportunity has been created for me to establish my charitable Foundation. The Jason Roberts Foundation was launched in May 2007 in the UK and in June 2007 in Grenada and is a registered charity.
Rio Ferdinand Live the Dream Foundation Supports young people to develop skills to live the dream. Raise levels of aspiration, opportunity and achievement within some of our most marginalised communities both in the UK and overseas.
Supported by Watford goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin, The Ross Nugent Foundation was set up in honour of Ross Nugent, a fun loving 18 year old who sadly died of Ewings Sarcoma. The foundation is carrying out his wishes of buying medical equipment for St. Clare’s Oncology Ward in Beaumont Hospital.
“Inspiring today for tomorrow.” The Russell Martin Foundation is a registered charity that works to impact positively upon the lives of children and young people through sport, education and opportunity.
The Foundation is committed to making a lasting difference to disadvantaged children through independently evaluated grants supported by and in consultation with its charitable partner the Consortium for Street Children.
Zesh launched his own charity, the Zesh Rehman Foundation (ZRF), which is now working hard to help change perceptions and myths surrounding British Asians in football by providing more opportunities in disadvantaged communities.