Incredible mural of Jamie Carragher showing him lifting the Champions League is unveiled as the former Liverpool defender is honored for helping raise £3million for Merseyside charity
- Jamie Carragher has been honored for his charitable work with a mural in Bootle
- Carragher’s 23 Foundation has helped raise £3m for Merseyside charities
- The mural shows the ex-Liverpool defender canceling the Champions League
- It also depicts Carragher as a young Everton fan paying tribute to the 96
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has been honored for his charitable work with an incredible mural in his hometown of Bootle.
Carragher’s 23 Foundation has helped raise £3million for Merseyside charities over the past ten years, with the mural in recognition of their contribution to the city.
The artwork, which was designed by MurWalls, shows Carragher wearing an Everton shirt during his youth, alongside a photo of him lifting the Champions League trophy in 2005 as a Liverpool player – captioned ‘From Bootle to Istanbul’.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has been honored for his charitable work with an incredible mural in his hometown of Bootle
There is also a tribute to the 96 fans who lost their lives in Hillsborough, with an image of the Liverpool and Everton mascots with the numbers ‘9’ and ‘6’ on their backs.
Carragher spoke of his pride when the mural was unveiled Friday.
“It’s big, it’s bold and we have the colors of both teams in the city on it, so more than half of them will be happy with it!” Carragher told the ECHO.
“There’s a big Everton community here, as well as Liverpool, so it’s one that hopefully will keep everyone happy.
Carragher’s 23 Foundation has helped raise £3m for Merseyside charities over the past ten years
“This is a big thank you to the 23 Foundation for all the work they’ve done over the past 10 years, but more specifically over the past 12 to 18 months due to the pandemic.
“It’s been hard for the people here. Bootle is a very hard upbringing for everyone, I wouldn’t change it for anything, I was exactly the same, but especially for families and children it is not easy.’
The 23 Foundation has helped thousands of families during the pandemic and provided more than 10,000 meals to people in Bootle and the surrounding areas.
The mural shows Carragher as a young Everton fan and how he lifted the Champions League trophy with Liverpool in 2005
They are also committed to helping schools and mainstream football, with their slogan ‘Giving children a chance’ alongside the images in the mural.
Carragher added that he was proud that the mural was placed in Bootle.
“I’ll be back from here, it’s a great place to grow up, Bootle, I absolutely love it. So it’s only good that [the mural] is here and hopefully it can inspire other young people too.
“But like I said, I’m very lucky and this is a very proud day for me and my family as well. So it’s a big thank you to everyone.’