Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has become the first NHS Charities Together champion.
As an ambassador for the foundation, Henderson will help with fundraising and promotion of the organisation which supports staff, volunteers and patients across the 241 NHS charities in the UK.
Henderson first began a partnership with NHS Charities Together back in April when he established the #PlayersTogether initiative, which encouraged players to come together to make donations to support the NHS as it tackled coronavirus.
Speaking to the BBC, Henderson said, “It is a huge honour for me to be asked.
“To support the NHS, especially at this time, if I can help in any way to support them, that’s the least I can do.
“It means an awful lot to me and my family as well.”
Supporting the NHS is a cause close to Jordan’s heart as he has family members currently working for the NHS.
He also praised the NHS for the care his father received during his treatment for cancer.
“I spoke to my cousin who works for the NHS a few weeks ago and you don’t need me to tell you how tough it is at this moment in time.
“But it does give the staff a boost knowing people are supporting and are behind them.”
For more information about NHS Charities Together visit www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk.