LFC Foundation, the official charity of Liverpool Football Club, has donated £15,000 to the Owen McVeigh Foundation.

The funds were raised at the abseil event at Liverpool Cathedral on July 31. Twenty abseilers descended down the cathedral’s 150ft-high entrance, including Matt Parish, LFC Foundation’s chief executive, and Foundation and club staff.

The fundraiser was also supported by the Liverpool branch of the Institute of Directors and Northern Power Women, including CEO Simone Roach MBE, who has also recently joined the Foundation’s Advisory Board.

The funds will be used to support the amazing work of the Owen McVeigh Foundation, which supports children and families across Merseyside who are battling cancer.

In 2019, LFC Foundation also donated £36,000 to refurbish Peacock Lodge, a special respite facility for families to make special memories together.

Owen’s father, Mark McVeigh, said: “We continue to receive incredible support from LFC Foundation, and I’d like to thank everybody who braved the heights to help raise vital funds for us. The pandemic meant that many of our fundraisers were cancelled, so this donation is very welcome and ensures that we can continue to help children and families living with cancer.”

Parish added: “The Owen McVeigh Foundation is a very special charity, which supports hundreds of children and families each year and is very close to the hearts of Liverpool fans. We will continue to work in partnership with Mark and Jo so we can create special memories for even more families across Merseyside.”

For more information on the Owen McVeigh Foundation visit: owenmcveighfoundation.co.uk.