A good friend of mine Pete Fleming runs a charity called kick 4 life, I quote from his website (as it says it better than I could!):
Some people think football is a matter of life and death… it can be.
Kick 4 Life is a registered charity that uses football as a tool to fight poverty and disease in the world’s poorest countries. As the most popular game on the planet, football has the power to unite, bring hope and create opportunities. To make this a reality, we aim to:
- Enhance the preservation and protection of good health throughout the world, in particular in relation to issues surrounding HIV/AIDS by the provision of information and advice to those at risk or who are suffering the effects of HIV/AIDS, and the provision of financial assistance to those effected.
- The relief of poverty, hardship, and distress throughout the world by provision of financial and/or material assistance of those in need
You can check out Kick 4 Life here. Please make a donation if you can!