£20,000 to give away… who wants it? Manchester City’s Micah Richards asks YOU to choose where he donates cash

By Paddy Dinham

Micah Richards is certainly embracing the spirit of Christmas as he is vowing to donate £20,000 to a charity – but is letting his Twitter followers decide which one.

The Manchester City defender tweeted an offer for people to make an argument for a charity he could donate £20,000 of his own money to.

With more than 300 retweets already, the suggestions have been pouring in for a wide variety of causes.

“Thanks for the support! For this great support I’d like to offer 20k of my own money to anyone who convinces me there charity needs it most,” the tweet said.

Helping disadvantaged children and tackling diseases are the most common recommendations that have been given to the 25-year-old.

Sport producer Adrian Moorhead (@adeymoorhead) suggested: “How about @TackleAfrica fights the spread of HIV & AIDS using football – a fight close to Nelson Mandela’s heart.”

Another appeal came from Adventure Farm, an organisation which helps terminally ill and disabled children and has close recent links with Manchester City.

Richards sent the tweet after Manchester City’s 3-2 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich and gave a time limit of 24 hours in which he would be considering appeals.

Image courtesy of CityTV, via YouTube, with thanks.

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