Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has become the first NHS Charities Together ‘Champion'.
The role means Henderson will act as an ambassador for NHS Charities Together, an organisation which raises funds for more than 240 National Health Services charities.
Henderson has been involved with the cause since last April when he was instrumental in the #PlayersTogether Covid-19 appeal – an initiative which saw Premier League players donate £4million to the NHS.
He also has family members who work in the NHS.
“It's a huge honour for me to be asked to do it, to support the NHS, especially at this time,” Henderson told BBC Breakfast.
“If I can help in any way, and support them in any way, I think that's the least I can do. It means an awful lot to me and my family as well.”
Henderson has huge respect for the NHS and its staff, particularly for the work done during the coronavirus pandemic.
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