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Football fans unite against food poverty

Fans unite against food poverty Liverpool and Leicester fans have come together to help alleviate food poverty in their respective cities. The Foxes Trust plan to donate to Fans Supporting Foodbanks collection at Anfield before the Liverpool v Leicester fixture on Thursday 10 February 2022. Chair of Spirit of Shankly, Joe Blott said: “We know there are significant food poverty problems in Leicester as well as our own city. This donation comes at a time when there is an increase in foodbank usage nationally, 30% in adults and a staggering 49% in children. It is [...]

By |2022-02-09T17:34:52+00:00February 9th, 2022|

Solidarity with Montevideo

Solidarity with Montevideo A few weeks ago, at the beginning of March, a group of Spirit of Shankly met with supporters of Uruguay’s @LiverpoolFC1915, based in Montevideo, who were visiting the city. It was the start of a friendship between our two sets of fans. We have just had news from them and it is wonderful to hear they too have set up a campaign to help others. Olla Solidaria (it translates literally as solitary cooking pot) is a scheme held each Monday through Saturday at Liverpool FC’s headquarters in Belvedere, a working-class neighbourhood in [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:21:50+01:00April 24th, 2020|

More than a stadium

A new grassroots initiative '#morethenastadium' is to be launched Tuesday 29 January with the aim of reminding supporters of the match day impact they have on the Anfield area and its residents.

By |2020-06-24T08:07:04+01:00January 28th, 2019|

Supporting Huddersfield foodbank

In solidarity with the people of Huddersfield, Spirit of Shankly are appealing to Liverpool fans travelling to the John Smith's Stadium on Tuesday 30 January to lend their support to the area's local foodbank.

By |2020-06-24T10:06:00+01:00January 29th, 2018|

Joint forces

Fans Supporting Foodbanks is a joint initiative between Spirit of Shankly and EST1878 recognising that hunger on Merseyside does not wear club colours.

By |2020-06-24T10:08:01+01:00January 11th, 2018|

The true spirit of Shankly

Liverpool’s fixture this weekend is a little special. The Reds host Huddersfield Town in a league game for the first time in 46 years (October 1971). Huddersfield was, of course, the club Bill Shankly left, in December 1959, for LFC.

By |2020-06-24T10:11:52+01:00October 27th, 2017|

SOS uniting the community

Organisers at England’s oldest mosque have teamed up with Spirit of Shankly (SOS) and Everton Supporters’ Trust (EST) to pledge to help eradicate food poverty in Liverpool. The Abdullah Quilliam Mosque on West Derby Road has launched a foodbank collection point to boost the grassroots initiative, Fans supporting Foodbanks.

By |2020-06-24T10:30:58+01:00February 15th, 2017|

Community spirit

Spirit of Shankly are delighted to share more positive news on the North Liverpool foodbank campaign. Following discussions and meetings throughout the summer with the Imman at the mosque at Brougham Terrace, they are to become a partner. They will hold collections on Fridays at weekly prayers.

By |2020-06-24T10:32:31+01:00September 16th, 2016|

Hunger doesn’t wear club colours

Spirit of Shankly are delighted to share more positive news on the North Liverpool foodbank campaign. Following discussions and meetings throughout the summer with the Imman at the mosque at Brougham Terrace, they are to become a partner. They will hold collections on Fridays at weekly prayers.

By |2020-06-24T10:33:32+01:00April 20th, 2016|
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