Liverpool FC's official supporters club in Paris has donated more than €4,000 to three crucial causes.
LFC chief executive Peter Moore and former Reds midfielder Jason McAteer attended the Parisian OLSC’s pre-match street party to accept three separate cheques on behalf of North Liverpool Foodbank, the Sean Cox Appeal and the Samaritans, ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
They presented a cheque for €1,981 for North Liverpool Foodbank – an amount which symbolises the year Liverpool won the European Cup in Paris – and €500 to the Samaritans, which was received by McAteer following his moving documentary on mental health released on World Mental Health Day.
Plus, €1,892 was donated to the Sean Cox Appeal to reflect the year the club was founded; this cheque was received by Stephen Monaghan of the Spirit of Shankly, and takes the total raised by the LFC family to more than £60,000.
Camélia Abdennbi, from the Paris OLSC, said: “The Paris OLSC follows Liverpool FC home and away, and are always welcomed by fellow LFC fans all around the world. We are delighted to have the chance to welcome Reds to Paris this week.
“Every year, thanks to our members’ donations, we choose charities linked with the club and the city of Liverpool to show ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is not just words but a way of life. Those three charities embody those values.”
Moore said: “The LFC family is like no other, and I am constantly overwhelmed by the generosity and support of our fans globally.
“On behalf of the club, I would like to say thank you to our Parisian supporters for this very kind donation. We know it will be gratefully received.”
Reds fans can support the Sean Cox Appeal by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/SupportSeanCox.