Liverpool FC — Jordan Henderson receives MBE for his services to charity
Speaking about receiving the MBE last year, Henderson said: “My family and I feel very humbled to be recognized in this way, all the more so for the reason.
“There are many privileges that come with playing professional football, but having a platform to promote a charitable cause such as Players Together and NHS Charities Together is as great a privilege as any.
“It is important for me to state that although the honor has been given to me personally, the credit must be shared with a much wider group of people and I accept this knowing that I have been 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 team-mates at Liverpool, were a driving force behind the scenes. Huge numbers of football fans across the country also showed their support. great generosity in making donations.
“But the real heroes are NHS staff; they put themselves in danger to serve and protect us.
“Therefore, I dedicate this to all nurses, doctors, caregivers, porters, administrative workers, cleaners, security personnel and to every individual who dedicates their careers and lives to making the NHS the part of British life that we are. rightly the proudest. as a nation.