Graeme Souness in tears after Sir Alex Ferguson donates to his cause!
Graeme Souness swam across the English Channel in 12 hours and 17 minutes to raise awareness and funds for Debra UK. The organisation focuses on supporting individuals and families affected by epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, donated £20,000 to aid the cause.
So far, Souness has raised £1.2 million for his efforts as he hopes to fund this aid. EB is a condition that causes boils and blistering of the skin. Souness was inspired after meeting 14-year-old Isla Grist who is diagnosed with this condition. The former Sky Sports pundit completed the swim alongside five others, including Isla’s dad Andy.
Souness spoke of Ferguson’s contribution and he began to cry, saying on talkSPORT: “I hope I don’t embarrass him by saying this, but Alex Ferguson donated £20,000 after he quizzed me on it for half an hour. He’s got a heart of gold, that man. You have to search for it, but it’s there!”