City of Liverpool FC were delighted to finally be able to facilitate a fundraising event on behalf of North West Air Ambulance at their home match against AFC Darwen last Saturday.
Purps Media Director Gary Johansen explained "We had originally arranged for this event to take place on 16th December last year when we were due to play 1874 Northwich, however, due to the bad weather that everyone has been affected by, the match was unfortunately postponed. We made sure to leave an opportunity open towards the end of the season, and the weather could not have been more contrasting. It was an absolutely glorious sunny day"
The fundraising event was organised by Alexandra Spearritt, sister of Purps Assistant Manager Tom Spearritt. Alex is the Clinical Lead Therapist for Major Trauma at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool, and she sent a message of thanks and appreciation to the club this week.
Alex said "On behalf of all the staff on the major trauma ward at Aintree Hospital and the North West Air Ambulance Charity, I would like to say a massive thank you to Gary, the Club, the City of Liverpool team and all the supporters at COLFC. We had a brilliant day. The sun was shining and we received some really encouraging feedback and support from fans who generously donated. Paramedic Pup was also on hand to lead the teams out onto the pitch and to meet the fans all around the ground and our bucket collectors were able to chat with fans and tell them about the charity and how important it is to us all in the region".
"The North West Air Ambulance Charity takes advanced healthcare to scene; reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible and working collaboratively with our partners to ensure they are transferred to the best treatment centre thus improving their chances of survival and reducing the risk of long term injury. The service operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year in daylight hours. The vital service is funded solely by the generosity of the public through donations, fundraising activity, lottery membership and through our network of retail outlets. The charity need to raise in excess of £7 million per year to keep the service in the sky".
"So we want to say a massive 'Thank You' to City of Liverpool FC for all their help and support in the organisation of our fundraising event on Saturday. We were able to raise an amazing £228.34 for the North West Air Ambulance Charity! To Gary and the entire COLFC family….. we can’t thank you enough"!
Thanks to all the players who have taken part in the fun competition. Below you will see the results of the game as it progresses.
Remember the 1st goal is to have all 3 of your players make the cut, then the winner(s) will be the players with the 3 lowest scoring golfers combined.
In effect you are trying to pick the golfers who finish 1st, 2nd & 3rd in The Open - if you can do that you will undoubtedly win the prize pot.
Good luck everyone.
Tomorrow night after the Charnock Richard match we will be raffling this beautiful piece of COLFC memorabilia.
This is an actual match shirt worn by amongst others Joe Camozzi and Chris Lester in the early part of the season.
At the Holker OB away game back in September 2016, we replaced this XXL sized shirt with a more appropriate L sized shirt and got all of the playing squad and staff to sign this shirt, which we have since had framed.
The shirt also includes a commemorative plaque to indicate its features (pictured below).
Raffle tickets are £5 and we hope to sell 100 tickets at least. Tickets will be available to buy in the clubhouse before, during and after the match tomorrow night and we hope to make the draw, shortly after the end of the game.