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Mental Health Research

Mental Health Research At the Spirit of Shankly 2019 AGM a motion was passed that we would help where possible with mental health initiatives. We agreed to work with local organisations and other supporters’ trusts to promote mental health awareness; to demonstrate that it’s okay to not be okay; and to support people to open up about their thoughts, feelings and emotions. The idea is to encourage SOS members and the wider supporter base to seek help from friends, family and services if they are suffering in any way. In line with this we have [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:24:03+01:00April 22nd, 2020|

SOS Join Forces to Provide PPE

SOS Join Forces to Provide PPE Spirit of Shankly have joined forces with Fans Supporting Foodbanks and the Lydiate Learning Trust to help NHS staff and care workers. As part of our ongoing Help is Here campaign, SOS have donated £2,000 of union funds towards the production and distribution of much needed Personal Protection Equipment. We will also donate all new membership fees  – £10 for every new member who joins between now and August – to further boost manufacture in line with this project. This money will enable the production of more than 5,000 [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:24:33+01:00April 20th, 2020|

The Right Outcome

The Right Outcome Liverpool FC announced, on Monday 6 April, they will not be furloughing their non-playing staff. They have, as explained by CEO Peter Moore, opted to find alternatives to ensure the club’s workforce is protected in these extraordinary times. They have also apologised in their own words, for “coming to the wrong conclusion last week”. Spirit of Shankly welcome the club’s honesty, change in plan and willingness to listen and be involved in productive dialogue with several parties. They have also made assurances that the welfare of their staff is paramount. This news [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:25:06+01:00April 6th, 2020|

Open letter to Peter Moore

Open letter to Peter Moore Dear Peter You will have seen the overwhelmingly negative fan reaction to the club’s announcement on Saturday stating their intention to furlough a number of employees. You may well have seen our initial response to that announcement http://www.spiritofshankly.com/news/sos-priorities We understand this is essentially an employee/employer issue, but as LFC’s recognised official supporter representatives, we are concerned about the damage this is causing to our club’s reputation and values. In light of your announcement and before SOS comment further, we would like to ask and seek answers the following: Are you implementing [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:25:39+01:00April 5th, 2020|

LFC Furlough: A Statement

LFC Furlough: A Statement Spirit of Shankly want to make it clear that we have not refused to criticise the club. Our chair has been misquoted and misrepresented by a journalist on Twitter looking for clicks. On Saturday 4 April, LFC announced they are to furlough non-playing staff. We know no details, yet were asked for a statement. One was given in good faith saying for us the priority is LFC staff being paid 100% of their regular wage. During this crisis, many workers have lost or will lose their livelihoods. When it began, SOS [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:26:10+01:00April 4th, 2020|

Help is Here Update

Help is Here Update Spirit of Shankly would, again, like to thank everyone for their support in our Help is Here campaign. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve all we have without the help of volunteers who stepped up to aid those who needed it most. You can still support Help is Here with donations via PayPal 1) Log into PayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/send-money-online 2) Send to email: treasurer@spiritofshankly.com 3) Enter your donation On Mobile: View Help is Here Doc. Join Renew Donate [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:26:52+01:00April 1st, 2020|

Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair The COVID-19 virus is hitting the most vulnerable people in our communities hard. In addition to the obvious health-related impact, those without access to food either through self-isolation, in sickness or prevention, or hardship are suffering greatly. I am proud that our union, Spirit of Shankly, has played its part in trying to alleviate some of that suffering by delivering food bags to those most in need across Liverpool and the Wirral. Deliveries made on Monday, 30 March, took the total number of parcels distributed over the past four days to [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:27:22+01:00March 30th, 2020|

Help Is Here

Help Is Here It’s tough for the healthiest, most robust of us in these extraordinary times, so imagine how hard it must be for the elderly, those at risk and the most vulnerable in our communities, those who struggle day-to-day under regular circumstances. Spirit of Shankly hope to make life a little more bearable by helping where we can. If any of our members know of family, friends or neighbours who would benefit from a food box being delivered to their door then get in touch. We will arrange the food, in conjunction with Morrisons, [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:29:13+01:00March 24th, 2020|

SOS reaffirm stance on rail seating debate

SOS reaffirm stance on rail seating debate Following a survey we organised in July 2017, our members and supporters voted overwhelmingly in favour of rail seating being introduced at stadiums across the country. They also backed supporters having the choice to sit or stand. Spirit of Shankly believe every club and their fans should be able to choose the model for their home stadium and work with the relevant authorities to meet prerequisite safety requirements. Liverpool supporters, more than most, understand the arguments for safety and the emotion of such a debate. We also know [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:30:39+01:00February 7th, 2020|

Derby day ‘advice’ is not consultation

Derby day 'advice' is not consultation We and The Blue Union refute the suggestion that we were advised by Merseyside Police on any pre-FA Cup discussions regarding fans. SOS were sent information, via LFC, after a course of action had already been decided. Advising of decisions is not consultation. We invite ACC Critchley to tell us how Merseyside Police shared their plans with us and how we responded. As for fans not being segregated - their statement was clear:  LFC fans are advised that Anfield Road will be *closed to home supporters* between the Shankly [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:31:04+01:00January 7th, 2020|
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