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Help Is Here Latest Spirit of Shankly’s ‘Help is Here’ campaign began back in March, as Covid-19 took hold. As a union, we are aware of the need to help our community in difficult times. We also wanted to act on our AGM commitment of supporting members and fans who are suffering mental ill health and dementia, and those at risk of suicide. We realised then how tough life was becoming for the most robust of us. We could only imagine how hard it must have been for the elderly, those most at risk and [...]

By |2020-11-03T16:59:31+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

World Mental Health Day Update

World Mental Health Day Update Unfortunately the arranged coffee morning event, on Saturday 10 October at Hotel Anfield, has been postponed. This is due to current government guidelines on social gatherings and mixing of household bubbles. We will reschedule this event at a later date once we are able to do so. We realise this is disappointing, but the safety of participants remains our number one priority. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at future events. Joe Blott Chair Join Renew Donate [...]

By |2020-10-06T11:09:55+01:00October 6th, 2020|

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day The Reds have made a great start to the season and we can still bask in having won no19, but  for many of us life is a struggle at the moment, which is why Spirit of Shankly’s latest partnership is a vital one. SOS have teamed up with the LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours to raise awareness of mental health, especially among our fan base. World Mental Health Day Our launch event – coffee and a chance to chat – will take place on Saturday 10 October, World Mental Health Day [...]

By |2020-10-02T17:23:45+01:00October 2nd, 2020|

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day Thursday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Spirit of Shankly are pleased to be working alongside LFC Foundation, Red Neighbours and Spion Kop 1906 in raising awareness of mental health. At any given time one in four of us is affected by mental health problems. Yet still there are too many who feel, or are made to feel, isolated, ashamed and worthless as a result. On average, 13 people in England take their own life every day - eight of them male. Suicide is the biggest killer among men under [...]

By |2020-09-10T14:52:28+01:00September 10th, 2020|

Help Is Here Update

Help Is Here Update Spirit of Shankly’s Help is Here campaign began shortly after the country went into lockdown five months ago as Covid-19 took hold. Over the past 20 weeks, we have provided more than 2,000 bags of food to the most vulnerable members of our community, and those working and risking their own health in the NHS and care homes. In doing this we have spent just short of £30,000. This has come from both union funds and individual donations from members and organisations who have supported our work. We would like to [...]

By |2020-08-21T10:45:49+01:00August 20th, 2020|

Help Is Here Video Update

Help Is Here Video Update Spirit of Shankly’s Help is Here campaign was started as a response to the difficulties faced by the most vulnerable during Covid-19. It was clear from the start of lockdown there were a lot of people in our communities without access to food through shielding, self-isolation, illness or hardship. In partnership with Morrisons, SOS began delivering food drops in April, to date we have delivered upwards of 2,200 parcels. We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of others: the taxi drivers, Tony, Frank, Philly and Phil, who make [...]

By |2020-08-20T16:10:43+01:00July 15th, 2020|

A Statement

SOS and Blue Union Joint Statement Spirit of Shankly‘s message has remained consistent throughout this crisis and that is: public health considerations must come first. We have worked in partnership with LFC, Merseyside Police and the City Council and all our messaging has been joint, always focusing on the safety of the public. We have seen some have chosen to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety. We understand wanting to celebrate, but Covid-19 has not gone away. Jurgen Klopp has said, when it is safe to do so, we will work to [...]

By |2020-08-07T20:46:14+01:00June 27th, 2020|

Football returns to Merseyside

SOS and Blue Union Joint Statement Spirit of Shankly and the Blue Union welcome the news that games are to be played on Merseyside. Building on the community work both sets of fans continue to do throughout this pandemic, we are confident supporters will respect safety advice and avoid visiting stadia where games are taking place. We fully understand the importance of lockdown as a measure to control Covid-19 and encourage all fans to stay away from any stadium and avoid congregating in numbers. Join Renew [...]

By |2020-07-14T09:37:23+01:00June 10th, 2020|

SOS and Blue Union Joint Statement

SOS and Blue Union Joint Statement When it was announced players were to resume training, the focus on football returned to how the season should be concluded. For Spirit of Shankly and The Blue Union, our primary concern remains the number of cases and tragic deaths from Covid-19. Ideally competitive football would restart when it is safe for all – players, officials, matchday staff and the game’s main stakeholders, supporters. In reality this is unlikely. The consensus is that if the season is to be finished it will be behind closed doors without fans. Therefore [...]

By |2020-06-24T09:43:32+01:00May 22nd, 2020|

Chair’s Update – May 2020

Chair's Update May 2020 This past week should have seen the conclusion of the 2019/20 season and, as we hoped, with LFC crowned champions. The wait for our 19th title goes on, but we know the players have resumed partial training with a view to the season re-commencing in June. There is no certainty of this, but what is certain is that if it does, it will be behind closed doors. Spirit of Shankly have been in constant dialogue with LFC since the postponement. We have kept discussions open on the impact on fans, members [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:19:45+01:00May 20th, 2020|
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