LIVERPOOL players and supporters have come together to raise money for those impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Backed by fan groups such as Spirit of Shankly, Liverpool Women’s Supporters Club, and Official Liverpool Supporters Clubs around the world, an initiative has been set up to support those in need.
As part of this the club have created a text-to-donate scheme in partnership with the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, to which you can contribute £10 by texting LFC to 70150 (standard network rates apply).
On top of this, Liverpool’s players donated their match-worn shirts from the FA Cup fifth-round tie against Norwich City, with each shirt signed personally and the money from the LFC Foundation’s auction going towards helping Ukrainian people access vital supplies of food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter via the British Red Cross’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal. You can access the auction here.
Liverpool’s legends have also got together to pledge £15,000 raised by the Forever Reds Christmas Lunch to the appeal, while supporter Rob Edwards has been backed by the club on his mission to personally deliver essential items to Poland for those who have fled the war in Ukraine.
“We want to use the power of our global fanbase to try and show solidarity and support to help those affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine in any way possible,” said the club’s CEO Billy Hogan.
“The dedicated LFC text to donate page is a way for our fans to do what they can. We’re very proud to support this initiative, alongside efforts by our players past and present, and our staff in a show of solidarity and togetherness from Liverpool Football Club.”