CommunityKip on the Kop raises awareness of homelessness and thousands of pounds
Earlier this month, Liverpool fans swapped their beds for sleeping bags as they took part in LFC Foundation's first 'Kip on the Kop' event to raise vital funds and awareness for homelessness across the country.
It was a fantastic night for all those who took part, sharing a unique opportunity to spend the night at Anfield while raising more than £64,000 so far, with the opportunity for people to still donate.
Funds raised will go towards LFC Foundation's Global Works programme, which provides sport-based employability sessions and mentoring for young people who have experienced homelessness, as well as to Liverpool Homeless FC to continue its work offering support and opportunities to play football to people who are homeless or have experienced homelessness in Liverpool.
Supporters who took part were entertained with live music and a Q&A with former Reds goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, before heading to their spot in the stands to sleep for the night.
On the event, Matt Parish, chief executive of LFC Foundation, said: "A huge thank you to all those who took part in our first 'Kip on the Kop' event at Anfield. It was a special evening and brilliant to see so many people come together to raise so much for such an important cause. We look forward to next year's event being even bigger and better!"
There is still time to donate if you wish to support the cause – just visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/kiponthekop2023.