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Tue 12th September 2017 | City of Liverpool
By Gary Johansen

City of Liverpool were delighted to be able to help local charity Kinship Carers at their recent home league match against Runcorn Linnets.

The club staged a fundraising bucket collection for the charity, which is based at Ellergreen Community Centre in the Norris Green area of Liverpool.

It is a charity organisation that helps those who are bringing up and caring for children that are not biologically their own. The reasons are many as to why these children aren't being brought up within their own family unit, however, without the help and assistance of the Kinship Carers, these children could easily be caught up in the care system.

City of Liverpool’s Media Director Gary Johansen liaised with Kinship Carers Project Co Ordinator Pauline Thornley to arrange for this fundraising event to take place.

Gary said: "This was suggested to the club by one of our supporters, Eric Brown, whose wife Nicky is involved with the work done by this important organisation.

"Obviously, being a community club, we were only too happy to get involved and work alongside Pauline and her team in order to raise both funds and awareness of this great cause".

Despite a disappointing result on the field for The Purps, the event went really well.

Pauline said: "Thanks to the wonderful supporters of City of Liverpool and also those from Runcorn Linnets, we raised £107.80 on the night. It was a great success for us in raising the profile of Kinship Carers, a lot of people came over to talk and they were also interested in the project.

"A lot of fans also took leaflets as they knew people who were looking after children in their family too, so hopefully we’ll have more referrals and we can help more families. Every penny raised will go on the kids who access our project. Thank you once again to Gary and City of Liverpool FC for enabling us to have this fundraiser"

To access more information about Kinship Carers, click here.

Also, their social media sites can be accessed as follows.

Twitter: @kinshipLpool



Photo shows Pauline Thornley (centre) with fellow Kinship Carers volunteers in the clubhouse at the TDP Solicitors Stadium, Bootle. 


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