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The Hillsborough 97 Remembered. YNWA

The Hillsborough 97 Remembered. YNWA

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In football circles, the date of 15 April 1989 is synonymous with "The Hillsborough Disaster", when 96 Liverpool fans went to watch a game of football and never returned home. The number has since risen to 97, with the passing late in 2021 of the last victim, Andrew Devine, who spent the 32 years since the disaster in a wheelchair.

In 2010, a handful of South African LFC supporters funded a memorial bench that stands at Spionkop Lodge in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The lodge also contributed to the cost and are loyal LFC supporters. A plaque mounted to the wall above the bench, lists the 96 names. The bench has 96 slats in it, one for each of the victims. A bench was fitting because, after the disaster, all UK football stadiums became seated only, no standing. The two eternal flames are in memory of victims from both the Heysel and Hillsborough Disasters. The relevance of the site is the fact that at the LFC home ground of Anfield in Liverpool, the most popular stand is known as 'The Kop' - named for the Spionkop mountain.

In honour of Andrew Devine, a single-seater chair has been designed, to match the bench as closely as possible and a plaque bearing his name will be hung on the wall above the chair.

We are appealing to all Liverpool FC fans worldwide to contribute to this cause, ensuring the memory of the 97 lives lost will live on, worldwide. Ensuring the families of the 97 know that Liverpool family never walk alone.

If sufficient funds are raised, the logistics will be looked at for the funding of a trip to Spionkop Lodge in South Africa, for a survivor family. Funds will also be contributed to the lodge for past maintenance and upkeep of the bench, as well as ongoing maintenance of both the bench and the chair.

Thanking the worldwide Red family in advance.
You'll Never Walk Alone
JFT 97

 

As per the campaign creator's request, a portion of funds raised will be paid directly to the supplier of the chair, and remaining funds will be paid to the Spionkop Lodge for the upkeep of the benches.

Donations

  • Jun 07, 2022 - USD $ 54.27
  • "A little help from The Fury Reds! Gone but never Forgotten! JFT97" - The Fury Reds

  • Apr 15, 2022 - USD $ 6.53
  • "YNWA" - Susan Horrocks

  • Apr 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "To honor what you started Guy" - Imo Guy Prowse

  • Mar 24, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "In honour of the man who raised an amazing son" - Marie-Claire

  • Mar 24, 2022 - USD $ 131.89
  • "YNWA" - Farrell Keeling

  • Mar 08, 2022 - USD $ 14.59
  • "Worthy cause. YNWA" - Luke Foley

  • Mar 07, 2022 - USD $ 97.32
  • "YNWA" - Kevin Stapp

  • Feb 19, 2022 - USD $ 13.59
  • "JFT97 YNWA from all the EastKentReds" - Jonesy EKRs

  • Feb 18, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    JFT97

    " - Jeremy

  • Feb 08, 2022 - USD $ 26.86
  • "Great cause good luck " - Ant C

  • Feb 08, 2022 - USD $ 64.49
  • "Fantastic tribute and memorial for the tragedy the Liverpool fans and their families have suffered. YNWA!!" - David Spence

  • Feb 07, 2022 - R 450.00
  • "Hope it helps a little " - Jess Broom

  • Feb 07, 2022 - USD $ 32.36
  • "YNWA" - Barry Holland

  • Feb 07, 2022 - USD $ 32.36
  • "97 YNWA" - Sioux Gijzen

  • Feb 07, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "97 YNWA" - Sioux Gijzen

  • Feb 07, 2022 - USD $ 13.59
  • "YNWA! " - Jon horrocks

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Donations to date

R 9 199.57

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00
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In football circles, the date of 15 April 1989 is synonymous with "The Hillsborough Disaster", when 96 Liverpool fans went to watch a game of football and never returned home. The number has since risen to 97, with the passing late in 2021 of the last victim, Andrew Devine, who spent the 32 years since the disaster in a wheelchair.