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Liverpool captain Gerrard donates £500,000 to local hospital

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has donated £500,000 to a children's hospital.

Gerrard has donated half a million pounds raised from his testimonial match to a children's hospital.

The Reds captain has been made a founding partner of the Alder Hey Children's Charity after the donation, which will help buy vital equipment.

Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo: "It's a great privilege to be able to be involved with Alder Hey and their charity, the work they do is phenomenal and the new build looks set to be even more impressive, and maybe a little less daunting visually for the children.

"I've visited Alder Hey on many occasions, and whilst the children and their families are going through such difficult times, you can also see how much work goes into making it as comfortable as possible for them.

"The children are the inspiration and will always continue to be, even with helping in the design of the new hospital, that's what makes it so special.

"I'm honoured to have been chosen as a founding partner, and an ambassador, its a charity very close to my heart as it helps so many."

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