The socialism I believe in is everyone working for each other, everyone having a share of the rewards. It's the way I see football, the way I see life. - Bill Shankly
Spirit of Shankly's overall aim is to represent its members, and fellow Liverpool Fans. As part of this committment, we support and have supported a number of causes.
The Hillsborough Justice Campaign have been very supportive of the Spirit of Shankly since our inception. Offering us use of their facilities, use of the shop for selling tickets and distributing leaflets and even supplying the leaflets to be distributed. We will be eternally grateful for their initial support. The HJC is close to all our hearts, for their continual fight for Justice following that fateful day in April 1989, and for the support they offer to all affected fans and their families. Fans still suffer the affects of Hillsborough and the HJC do great work in helping anyone they can, which is why we were pleased to present them with a cheque from the proceeds of our End Of Season Do at The Olympia on 4th May 2008.
For more information on the Hillsborough Justice Campaign please visit www.contrast.org/hillsborough/.
Anne Williams, was one of the parents who lost a child in tragic circumstances on 15th April 1989. To this day Anne is still fighting for Justice for her son Kevin. Anne has exhausted all avenues available in the UK and now has a case pending in Europe. Once again, Spirit of Shankly was pleased to present Anne with a cheque from the proceeds of our End Of Season Do at The Olympia on 4th May 2008.
To read more about Anne's case please visit http://www.hopeforhillsborough.org
As a mark of respect for those who lost their lives on 15th April 1989, Membership Number 96 has been left blank.
Further information on the support Spirit Of Shankly offered to the Free Michael Shields campaign can be found here.
We have supported the Rhys Jones Memorial Fund in their quest to build a community centre. We helped with a street collection in Liverpool City Centre and also took donations for the charity at our Summer 2009 Coaching Camps.
The Ray of Hope Appeal was started by a number of Liverpool fans, wanting to help an idol - Ray Kennedy. Ray has Parkinsons Disease which has had a dramatic effect on his life. The Appeal has done sterling work and has raised an exceptional amount of money in a short time for a Liverpool Legend. Spirit of Shankly was pleased to present the Appeal with a cheque from the proceeds of our End Of Season Do at The Olympia on 4th May 2008.
Bob Paisley is our most successful manager with a total of 3 European Cups, 6 League Titles, 3 League Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 European Super Cup and 5 Charity Shields. Bob was named Manager Of The Year 6 times.
All this during a managerial career spanning just 8 seasons.
A number of fans, from the Onthekop.com website felt these achievements rightfully deserved to be recognised, and as Bill Shankly has a memorial in his hometown of Glenbuck, that Bob Paisley deserved one too. So they set about making sure he had one. They have raised the money, met with councils, planners, and designers, and the memorial now takes pride of place in Bob's hometown of Hetton-Le-Hole, making it a favoured stopping place for all Reds on their way to the North East. This is a great example, of fans getting up off their backsides, and pushing something through.
We were pleased to have Ian Graves, the Chair of the Appeal, speak at one of our Mass Meetings.
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