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Scotland hero to fight poverty by launching own charity

 

Liverpool star Andy Robertson has spoken out against poverty in the past and now plans to launch his own organisation

Scotland star Andy Robertson is set to launch his own charity.

The Liverpool left-back - who is set to captain Scotland to their first major finals in 23 years at next summer’s European Championships - will launch the AR26 Charity this weekend.

The organisation aims to give young people across the country an equal start in life through football-themed projects and opportunities to support socially deprived and critically ill children.

It will provide children with equal access to free football training, support and job opportunities to ensure kids and youngsters starting out in life have an equal playing field, regardless of their gender, race or background.

Robertson has already been a regular supporter of many Scottish charities and said he wants to ensure young people have the opportunities he has had.

He said: “Throughout my career, I have always tried to help support charities and good causes whenever I could, but I wanted to do more.

“There are many parts of my life that make me feel blessed and privileged, but without a doubt the most significant of all is the encouragement, help and support of a loving family, amazing friends and brilliant coaches.

“Without them – and without luck – my circumstances could have been so different.

 

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