NATIONAL health testing and diagnostics company DAM Health helped a charitable initiative, launched by football superstars, raise over £350,000.
The global medical testing business, which operates private PCR testing clinics and is now expanding into other areas of diagnostics, has been a major backer of Football For Change since its launch in 2020.
The initiative was launched at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to help disadvantaged young people, who have grown up facing extreme social and economic disadvantages, secure life-changing opportunities in education and employment. It was launched by Liverpool and England defender Trent Alexander- Arnold, Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady and Sky Sports presenter Jamie Carragher.
Football For Change has since won the backing of International football names including Gary Lineker and Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard as well as Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, Tottenham striker Lucas Moura and Everton stars Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Andre Gomes.
DAM Health-sponsored Football For Change’s gala dinner last November and last week sponsored its first-ever chairman’s lunch which was attended by celebrities including the BRIT-nominated musician Tom Grennan.
DAM health’s director of partnerships, Liam Spence said:
“DAM Health is proud to support Football For Change as sponsors and we are delighted to have helped the initiative raise more than £350,000 since our involvement started.
“This is an incredible charitable initiative that will change the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people in society by providing life-changing opportunities in education and training.
“We’re proud to be doing our bit to help build brighter futures for young people who need it most. It is something we are absolutely committed to as a company driving social mobility and creating opportunities for young people is important to us and is part of our business growth strategy.”
Football For Change is chaired by Swinton Insurance CEO Ian Donaldson and Sky Sports star Jame Carragher.