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Carrick's Street Reds participants design limited-edition apparel range for the Foundation

We teamed up with youngsters from our Carrick’s Street Reds programme to design a brand-new clothing range to help raise funds for the charity.

 

On sale from today, the limited-edition t-shirt and hoodie collection came to life following a recent competition, where participants were invited to submit their own designs to be in with a chance of their entry being included in the final products.

 

Lots of entries were received, all completely unique having taken different viewpoints of the creative brief. Some focused on the City of Manchester, incorporating the City’s famous bee icon, skyline and Mancunian quotes. Other’s honed in on Football, with drawings of nets, boots, and balls, as well as Manchester United’s famous mascot, and Old Trafford Stadium.

 



The two winners of the competition each submitted completely different designs, but both embraced Michael Carrick Foundation’s values and the spirit of the beautiful game.

 

The new range comes in a choice of black or white with a tan colour design which combines elements of Manchester, football, and the importance of inclusion, finished off with Michael Carrick’s signature.

 

Michael Carrick Foundation Founder and Middlesbrough FC Manager, Michael Carrick, commented on the competition, “At the Foundation our goal is to provide youngsters with opportunities where they feel empowered and inspired to reach their full potential both on and off the pitch. 

 

“This competition gave participants a platform to showcase their creative talents outside of sport and it was fantastic to see so many of them taking the time to submit such incredible ideas. It was so difficult to choose a winner, so I had to select two!

 

“The proceeds from each sale will go directly to the Foundation and help us to continue to reach those who need it most.”

 

To turn the winning designs from paper to reality, the Foundation called upon the help of EVERPRESS, who specialise in helping independent creatives bring their ideas to life.

 

EVERPRESS Founder, Alex Econs, added, "At EVERPRESS, we've always believed in the power of our platform to drive positive change. Since our platform's inception in 2016, we've remained committed to partnering with charitable organisations that share our values, and supporting initiatives like Michael Carrick's fundraiser aligns perfectly with our mission.

 

“We're honoured Michael Carrick chose our platform to launch this campaign to support disadvantaged youth in Manchester and the North East and raise vital funds to ensure that every child has access to football sessions and training. We're excited to be part of this initiative and look forward to seeing the transformative impact it will have on young lives."

 

All proceeds from the campaign will go directly to support the Foundation’s community programmes with the aim of reaching more youngsters than ever before.

 

The new t-shirt and hoodie range can be purchased from Thursday 28th March at https://everpress.com/michael-carrick-foundation.

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