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The Jermain Defoe Foundation has been founded by Spurs and England striker Jermain Defoe to support homeless, vulnerable and abused young people in his family’s home country of St Lucia.

The foundation is a UK-based charity that works with the St Lucia government and existing organisations on the island that support and care for young people. This includes the Holy Family Children’s Home in Ciceron which caters for children ranging from babies to teenagers. This is the only dedicated children's home on the whole island.

The foundation hopes to raise funds to build a second children's home in the south of St Lucia so that more young people can receive the care and help they need.

Jermain also plans to establish a football academy in St Lucia to develop young talent and help players reach their full potential.

Registered charity no 1552125

Can You Help?

The Jermain Defoe Foundation is looking for a volunteer fundraising assistant to join its small team to maximise fundraising and sponsorship opportunities. Days of work will be flexible with occasional working from home. Marketing experience would be an advantage. Please contact us for more information.

Jermain Defoe Foundation Gala Dinner 2013

The charity's first fund-raising dinner was held at The Grosvenor House in Park Lane, London, on Monday 16th September. The event was attended by around 300 guests including boxer Evander Holyfield, Chelsea players Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard, singer Maverick Sabre and Jermain's Spurs team-mates.

The event raised £80,000 which will be used for projects with homeless and abused children in St Lucia.

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