Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has released a hand-drawn Christmas card for charity in an attempt to help beat MS.
Lampard, who left Premier League outfit Chelsea this past summer, is currently starring at Premier League champions Manchester City, and has proved quite the hit since moving to the Etihad outfit on loan.
Raising money for MS
The former England international has, however, put football to one side in order to play his part in raising funds for MS.
In the UK alone, over 100,000 people live with the neurological condition, with there currently being no cure for the unpredictable disease that affects nerves in the brain and the spinal cord.
Lampard, then, has produced a marvellous Christmas card as he looks to play his part in helping out the charity over the winter period.
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In a press release about the condition, the former Chelsea man stated: “People are most commonly diagnosed with this unpredictable and devastating condition in their 20’s and 30’s so I’m proud to be supporting the auction and hope it raises as much money as possible for the MS Society.”
Cards for a Cause
The card, which has also been signed and dated by Lampard, gives fans the opportunity to bid for it on ebay as the charity looks to raise funds.
Lampard is not alone in helping the MS Society as a number of famous names have been invited to to create their own unique card. It's certainly a great way to help raise the profile of the condition, while it will also play a key role in helping fund research for the project.
Fans can bid on Lampard's specially designed Christmas card until December 11, so there's plenty of time to make a move.
Next up for Lampard
The Premier League veteran will now be focusing on the Premier League title race as his Manchester City side look to close the gap on Lampard's former team Chelsea as they play host to Everton tomorrow evening.
The Citizens are currently six points behind the Blues, but have started to find their best form under Manuel Pellegrini of late.