Liverpool FC fans in Larne give backing to Brendan Rodgers’ favourite charity

Chris Dears, general manager of Multi Packaging Solutions, and Johnny Dowds from First Larne Liverpool Supporters Club present a cheque for �2,000 to Emma Ewings, Fundraising Manager with Macmillan Cancer Support.
Chris Dears, general manager of Multi Packaging Solutions, and Johnny Dowds from First Larne Liverpool Supporters Club present a cheque for �2,000 to Emma Ewings, Fundraising Manager with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Local Liverpool FC fans have lent their full support to a charity which is very close to club manager Brendan Rodgers’ heart.

First Larne Liverpool Supporters Club held a prize draw in the Olderfleet Bar recently, raising the fantastic sum of £4,000.

All proceeds were split between local football development club, Larne Youth football and MacMillan Cancer – a charity which Liverpool boss Rodgers holds dear.

MacMillan provided help for the Carnlough man’s own parents before they passed away due to cancer.

Prizes on the night were provided by Liverpool FC, the supporters club and Newtownabbey-based company Multi Packaging Solutions.

The top prize was a signed Liverpool shirt by the squad of 2013/2014.

Chris Dears, chairman of the Supporters Club and general manager of Multi Packaging Solutions said: “ It was a great team effort by all the club members.

“The money raised will help fight cancer and help the local community by supporting football development and coaching in the Larne area.”

David Simms of Larne Youth said: “It’s great to know that a great football club such as Liverpool and their supports are willing to go the extra mile to support youth development; a fantastic achievement that will make a real difference to the children.”

Macmillan Cancer were represented at the event and were very appreciative of the contribution, thanking all concerned for their efforts.

John Dowd, First Larne Supporters Club secretary, expressed his thanks to other Liverpool supporters clubs in Northern Ireland as they provided great support in selling tickets for the event.