LFC family comes together to support people of Ukraine
The Liverpool FC family is coming together to raise much-needed funds for those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Players past and present, supporters and staff are all contributing to a club-wide fundraising initiative, backed by fan groups including Spirit of Shankly, Liverpool Women’s Supporters Club and the Official LFC Supporters Clubs.
In response to the ongoing crisis, the club has set up a dedicated LFC text-to-donate page with the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The text-to-donate number is 70150, with the keyword LFC. All text donations are to the value of £10, plus standard network charges.
Liverpool’s men’s team have signed and donated match-worn shirts from their Emirates FA Cup fifth-round win against Norwich City in support of the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
Each jersey was signed by the players after the game and is being auctioned off by LFC Foundation to raise money to help the Ukrainian people access vital supplies of food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter. You can access the auction here.
Former players are also pledging £15,000 raised at the Forever Reds Christmas Lunch to the British Red Cross appeal.
Staff have also been busy supplying local fan Rob Edwards with stock from the club’s retail stores, after he put out an appeal for help in getting aid to Ukrainians who have fled to Poland. Rob is driving a truck packed with essential items to Poland later this week that will include lots of LFC hats, scarves and water bottles.
Billy Hogan, CEO of Liverpool FC, said: “We want to use the power of our global fanbase to try to raise money to help those affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
“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.”