Jordan Henderson awarded MBE – Liverpool FC
Jordan Henderson received an MBE for service to charity.
The Liverpool captain has been recognized for his work and contribution throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
In April 2020, Henderson was the architect of the ‘Players Together’ initiative which encouraged professional footballers to donate to the NHS.
He then became an ambassador for the NHS Charities Together organization, which supports staff, patients and volunteers of 240 NHS charities in the UK.
Earlier this year, Henderson supported Cybersmile’s “People Not Profiles” anti-cyberbullying campaign by ceding control of its social media accounts to the foundation to raise awareness of the impact of online abuse.
Video: Jordan Henderson on receiving the MBE
Speaking of receiving an MBE, Henderson said, “My family and I feel very honored to be recognized in this way, especially given the reason.
“There are many privileges that come with playing professional football, but having a platform to promote a charitable cause like Players Together and NHS Charities Together is as important a privilege as any.
“It is important for me to state that although the honor was bestowed on me personally, the merit must be shared with a much larger group of people and I accept this knowing that I was part of something special. , rather than the reason for it.
“The other Premier League captains were the catalyst and the rest of the players, including my own teammates at Liverpool, were a driving force behind the scenes. A large number of football fans across the country have also shown great generosity in their donations.
“But the real heroes are the NHS staff; they put themselves in danger to serve and protect us.
‘Therefore I dedicate this to all the nurses, doctors, caregivers, porters, administrative workers, cleaners, security staff and to everyone who devotes their career and life to making the NHS the part of British life that we are. rightfully proudest as a nation. “