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Shaun is an embassador for the Education for the Children Foundation

Friday January 9, 2009Micah Splashes Out For Charity

By William Wood | In Charity

Micah splashed the cash in the name of charity during team-mate Shaun Wright-Phillips’ charity auction at the City of Manchester stadium, with all proceeds going to the Education for the Children Foundation.

Shaun Wright-Phillips with guests including Micah and Vincent Kompany

Shaun Wright-Phillips with guests including Micah and Vincent Kompany

The 27-year old became an ambassador for the charity in 2007, helping to raise its profile as it seeks to help the under-privileged children of Central America gain a basic education.

Such is his commitment to the cause, Wright-Phillips travelled to Guatemala in June 2007 and again in 2008 to gauge the progress of the project, and he has organised several events to raise funds for further progress.

They include a sponsored Harley Davidson Bike Ride in August of last year, with the midfielder joined by fellow footballers and friends as they rode from Chelsea to Cookham Dean in Berkshire, generating widespread coverage for the cause.

His latest event, however, saw figures from City and beyond gather for an auction of items and memorabilia, and Micah – who supports charities such as Creative Cooperation himself – was among those that helped raise over £70,000 on the night.

Shaun with team mates Micah and Vincent

Shaun with team mates Micah and Vincent

And while the 20-year old cannot yet ride motorbikes, he opted for a Harley Davidson and in the process added £5,000 to the coffers, with the England defender keen to do his bit to raise money for the Education for the Children effort.

Other guests at the glitzy event also included City’s Vincent Kompany and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, while Michael Thomas, DJ Spoony, Titus Bramble and Brian Kidd were also on hand as they bid for football shirts and other such memorabilia.

On the event, Micah said: “I’ve never owned a bike, but I wanted to buy something to help Shaun and Education for the Children Foundation.

“It’s a really worthwhile project and it’s great that Shaun has been so heavily involved in raising money for it.

“Causes like this are the type that I really want to support, and it inspires me to help the charities I’ve already been involved with myself.

“We are all in a privileged position – something that we do appreciate – and if we can help with events like this one then it makes it all worthwhile.”