Lionel Messi has generously contributed a unique meet-and-greet experience to the Football For Change charity, which was established by Jude Bellingham and other footballers.
According to The Liverpool Echo, Messi made this donation in anticipation of a gala dinner scheduled for Saturday, with the charity aiming to raise over £1 million.
Founded in 2021 by Bellingham, along with Jamie Carragher, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Conor Coady, the Football For Change gala is set to benefit from Messi’s donation, which is expected to garner over £300,000.
Additionally, David Beckham, co-owner of Inter Miami, has also offered a tour of the football club, possibly conducted by the former England captain himself.
As part of its initiatives, Football For Change plans to distribute 20 grants, each valued at £100,000, to children and young people in disadvantaged communities in the United Kingdom.
Ahead of the gala this weekend, Alexander-Arnold said, “Football For Change is about helping young people onto a positive path.
“It is footballers and business leaders coming together with a goal to help improve the life chances and opportunities of young people from some of the most challenged neighbourhoods in the country. It is a brilliant initiative and I know, growing up in Liverpool, that is needed now more than ever.”
Messi is expected to closely monitor the auction this weekend.
Currently on international duty with Argentina, he is gearing up for two crucial World Cup qualifiers, with a match against Uruguay on Friday followed by a clash with Brazil on Wednesday.