Ebbsfleet United will join sports clubs from around the world in helping Liverpool commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 people lost their lives.
Liverpool are asking fans, followers and sporting institutions to donate a scarf as a sign of global unity for the Hillsborough families and Fleet general manager Dave Archer was keen for our club to be represented in this way, alongside our national and international colleagues.
Each scarf received will be laid out on the pitch at Anfield on the day of the annual Hillsborough memorial service – Tuesday, April 15 – in the shape of the number ’96’.
Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, which is planning the memorial service, commented: “The annual memorial service in memory of the 96 is always a moving occasion for the families and survivors.
“We already receive so much support from people worldwide, but if we could create what would be a fantastic symbol of unity on the pitch from donated scarves from across the world, this would be a truly moving way of bringing the world together for the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough.”
Any fans wishing to donate scarves should send them to: Hillsborough Scarves, 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG – and they need to arrive by Tuesday, April 8 to be guaranteed to be included in the pitch display during the memorial service.
After the service, the club’s official charity, the Liverpool FC Foundation, will donate all scarves to local good causes, including homeless charities, along with a signed item of LFC memorabilia. Therefore, the club unfortunately will not be able to return donated scarves.