Last Saturday, City of Liverpool organised a charity fundraising event on behalf of the Owen McVeigh Foundation at their opening league match of the season, against Irlam at the TDP Solicitors Stadium.
The Foundation is a charitable organisation and their purpose is to raise funds in order to help and enrich the lives of children in the local area who are ill with cancer. The charity was set up in memory of Owen McVeigh who was only 11 years old when he passed away after being diagnosed with leukaemia.
City of Liverpool Media Director Gary Johansen said: “As a club, we were delighted to be able to help organise this fundraising event for the Owen McVeigh Foundation. We did an event last season which was really successful, so it’s great to be able to be in a position to organise another fundraiser”.
City of Liverpool supporters were able to purchase specially designed T-shirts that had the Owen McVeigh Foundation emblem recreated in the club’s Purple colours, and these proved very popular with the fans.
A tremendous total of £652.60 was raised on the day, of which £292.60 was donated via a bucket collection.
Gary said “It was a brilliant amount of money raised for such an important cause. The visiting Irlam fans and our own Purple Partisans dug deep, and on behalf of the Owen McVeigh Foundation, I’d like to say a huge thank you to them all for their kind donations”.