Anfield will play host to some of the world's finest footballing talents this weekend - and today on, we continue to outline how funds raised from the All-Star charity game will be used to support those in need.

Organised by the Liverpool FC Foundation, the Reds' official charity, Sunday's showpiece event will see two sides, captained by Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, go head-to-head in the 3pm BST kick-olff.

Guests will include the likes of Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres, and first-team stars not on international duty as well as young talents from the Academy playing their part.

But the day is about much more than just a stellar 90 minutes of football and the chance to welcome the likes of Xabi Alonso, Luis Garcia, Pepe Reina and more back to the hallowed Anfield turf.

As well as helping Alder Hey Children's Charity's £30million appeal to provide a new Hospital in the Park, the match will help fund the Liverpool FC Foundation's community programmes and lend support to four other charities in the local area. Here, we learn a bit more about each of those organisations...

Cash for Kids

Cash for Kids is part of the Bauer Radio's network of local charities, which operates across 21 areas around the UK, including Liverpool's Radio City.

Their mission is to respond to the needs of children from the North West, Merseyside and across North Wales, supporting those who suffer abuse or neglect, who are disabled, or those who have special needs, helping them to live life to the full and achieve their individual potential.

The money raised by Cash for Kids goes to support local children under the age of 18, and the charity has a grant-giving process that means organisations, charities and individuals can apply for support that will make a difference where it is needed most.

For more information on Cash for Kids, click here

Centre 56

Based in Kirkdale, a 10-minute walk from the Reds' Anfield home, Centre 56 provides much-needed play therapy for children who have witnessed or experienced violence, abuse or harassment.

With more than 40 years' experience of working in Liverpool and the surrounding authorities with statutory agencies, voluntary services and other organisations, Centre 56 has a strong reputation, in terms of skills and expertise in the field of vulnerable and challenging families.

Their ethos is that once those who have the most influence over children are supported correctly, in order to manage circumstances and situations, families will flourish and the children will have a greater understanding of their social responsibility to others and themselves.

To learn more about Centre 56, click here

Claire House Children's Hospice

Located on the Wirral, Claire House Children's Hospice provides respite and end-of-life care for children and young adults with life-limiting medical conditions.

Families from across Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, West Lancashire and the Isle of Man have all benefitted from Claire House's home-from-home environment for children and young people, helping enrich their lives so they can live them to the full.

Claire House currently cares for 160 families, with each child attending for 17 nights a year. During their stay, the youngsters can spend time in a hydrotherapy pool, enjoy a music therapy session, sing karaoke in The Den or take part in arts and crafts therapy.

For more information on Claire House Children's Hopsice, click here

Positive Futures

Positive Futures North Liverpool is an award-winning, nationally recognised, social enterprise charity, working to improve the life choices of children and young people.

Their vision is to see all young people realise their potential regardless of circumstance; to help young people help themselves and others through programmes of engagement and education, empowerment, enterprise and environment - and all by way of excellence.

Positive Futures helps turn young lives around through a mix of personal development, education, training and mentoring via a range of one-to-one and group based activities.

Their aim is to engage with abled-bodied and disabled young people struggling in mainstream education, at risk of falling into crime and anti-social behavior, poor school attendance, low confidence or simply wanting somewhere to go and something to do.

For more information on Positive Futures, click here.

If you are in the UK and would like to donate to the Liverpool FC Foundation and nominated charities by text then please text YNWA15 followed by the amount you are donating to 70070. You may give £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.*

Example of text message: YNWA15 £10

You will receive a thank you text with a link to gift aid your donation. If you're not in the UK and would like to donate, please visit for information.

*Texts are free and your donation amount will be deducted from your mobile phone credit or added to your monthly phone bill. The charity will receive 100 per cent of your donation. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit