We’re lucky because we can go back to our homes tonight but there’s a lot of kids who can’t do that, not just in the Caribbean, but here in the UK.
Jermain Defoe Foundation hosted our charity’s annual football tournament to raise money for underprivileged children in the Caribbean and the UK.
The Tournament took place on Monday, May 7, at PlayFootball Romford for children between the ages of 5-13.
Fourty-four teams entered the tournament with entries coming in from all around Essex, London, Kent and Hertfordshire.
The money raised from the tournament will go towards helping underprivileged children and current projects at the foundation include supporting Holy Family Children’s Home in St Lucia.
Jermain reflected on the day, “I think it’s been an amazing day.
“Last year was good and to be honest I didn’t think we could top that but this year was unbelievable.
“I was even surprised when I walked in and I saw the amount of people there and all the teams, I just thought ‘wow.’ There’s a lot of hard work that goes on in the background and it’s a long day so everyone who’s helped should feel proud as we’ve done a big thing.
“It’s football and everyone comes together to have a good time but at the end of the day, it’s for an amazing cause. We’re lucky because we can go back to our homes tonight but there’s a lot of kids who can’t do that, not just in the Caribbean, but here in the UK.
“When you’ve been blessed in life and you’re in a position to give back, it is important to do that.”