Liverpool FC today announce its campaign to unify all sports fans from across the world in remembering the 96 LFC fans that tragically lost their lives at Hillsborough.
In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster on Tuesday 15th April, when the Hillsborough Memorial Service will take place at Anfield Stadium, the Reds are asking LFC fans, followers, sporting institutions and general sports fans to donate a scarf to the Club as a sign of global unity for the Hillsborough families.
Each scarf will be laid out for the Hillsborough Memorial Service on the pitch of Anfield in the shape of the number ‘96’.
People are invited to send in any type of club scarf, no matter what sport they represent, and are requested to do so to reach Liverpool FC no later than Tuesday 8th April. It is hoped that people wishing to donate a scarf may also choose to write a personal note to the Hillsborough families on it before sending, as a further sign of support on the 25th Anniversary.
Kenny Dalglish has also written to all 92 English Football League clubs as well as the English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh national teams to ask for their support by way of donating their club scarf to the proposed symbol of 96.
After the Service, the Club’s official charity, Liverpool FC Foundation, will donate all the scarves to local good causes, including homeless charities, along with a signed item of LFC memorabilia. As a result, the Club unfortunately won’t be able to return the donated scarves.
Margeret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, which is planning the Memorial Service comments, said “The annual Memorial Service in memory of the 96 is always a moving occasion for the families and survivors.
“We already receive so much support from people worldwide, but if we could create what would be a fantastic symbol of unity on the pitch from donated scarves from across the world, this would be a truly moving way of bringing the world together for the 25th Anniversary of Hillsborough.”
International fans are advised to check international postage times, costs and import logistics ahead of sending their donation. Liverpool FC will not be able to pay for postage of donated scarves.
- All donated scarves should be sent to: Hillsborough Scarves, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG and should arrive by Tuesday 8th April to be guaranteed that they are included in the pitch display during the Memorial Service. For more information, visit www.liverpoolfc.com