Footballer Raheem Sterling is set to launch a foundation to help disadvantaged young children.
The Manchester City player said he wanted to create something “humungous” with the organisation, which would focus on social mobility.
Speaking to The Sunday Times magazine, Mr Sterling, 25, said: “That’s me finished with the ‘what can happen, what should happen’. Now I’m trying to put into place stuff I can do myself.
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“Stuff to give young people in the same circumstances I was in another shot. If there is a university they want to go to, football equipment they need, other things … I want to be a helping hand.”
The Sunday Times reports Mr Sterling was still working on the finer details of the foundation, but that his contribution was likely to be seven figures.
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It added he has asked his club and his main sponsors to match his contribution, meaning the fund could top £10 million.
He said: “It comes down to, OK, I come from northwest London, I move out of my area – what good is it if I take all I have made in life, my success and just build a big house somewhere? I’m happy, cool, but that’s not who I am.”
The England international’s charitable body would also help those supported by Marcus Rashford and his food poverty activism.
Mr Rashford, who plays for Mr Sterling’s rivals Manchester United, successfully campaigned for free school meal vouchers to be given to kids over the summer holidays.
Last week, Parliament voted not to extend the scheme over the October half term and said the Government had already given enough support by providing councils with £63m for families and increasing welfare support by £9.3bn during the pandemic.
Their decision sparked a nationwide outcry, with Tory MPs accused of neglecting working class families.
Mr Rashford took to his Twitter page to ask people to “rise above” disappointment, describing abuse of MPs and their families in as “unacceptable” and unnecessary”.
He wrote: “I want to take a quick second to acknowledge that a number of MPs, and their families, have received unacceptable abuse over the last couple of days, especially on Twitter.”
Owners and workers in pubs, cafés and restaurants have stepped up to offer free food to children from struggling families.
At least 40 local authorities, including some of the nation’s biggest cities, have also pledged help, combining to ensure that hundreds of thousands of needy children are saved from going hungry during the school holiday.
Additional reporting by Press Association