We were on hand yesterday at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester for the launch of the James Milner Foundation (JMF). The Foundation, brainchild of the Manchester City and England football player, is a charity to promote healthy recreation for the benefit of young people in the United Kingdom through the development, improvement and provision of opportunities in sports, in particular football, rugby and cricket.
We became involved through our sports contacts and were asked if we could support the Foundation with the design a build of a website. Happy to oblige, we set about creating a central hub for the Foundation which people can visit for information, news and to donate to the charity.
we are not alone in our recognition of a good cause
We are not alone in our recognition of a good cause; the Foundation welcomed a number of sportsmen and sportswomen who kindly agreed to act as patrons including Alan Shearer OBE, Faye White MBE, Kevin Sinfield, James Anderson MBE, Mark Cueto, Steve Harmison MBE, Patrick Vieira and Gordon Taylor OBE.
The launch in front of the Sky Sports cameras was attended by a host of businesses who have pledged to support the foundation such as BMW, Nike, EA Sports, PFA, Corum Timepieces and of course Fantastic Media!