Liverpool FC legend Sir Kenny Dalglish will celebrate his 70th birthday this week.
To honour the occasion of the important milestone, the Dalglish Family has set up the 7Appeal which will raise funds to support young families in Liverpool who urgently require baby basics.
The appeal will appropriately start on 4th March, Sir Kenny’s actual birthday and will run until the end of the month. It is a collaborative effort between the club, Red Neighbours, and the Dalglish family, with the LFC Foundation facilitating fundraising.
Sir Kenny Dalglish said:
“While many other worthwhile causes have been supported during the last 12 months there is still a lot of support needed for young families particularly pre-school aged children and babies.
“The essentials you need for a new baby and young kids are expensive and with many suffering job losses as a result of the pandemic, it has made it near impossible for these families. I want to use my birthday to launch the 7Appeal and help as many families as possible.”
The pandemic has seen many young families struggle to afford the basics for small children. Beneficiaries of the 7Appeal will include the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the local food bank pantries who are part of the Red Neighbours community network.
Donations from the 7Appeal will go towards purchasing the following items:
- Baby Bathing & Changing Bundles
- Baby & Toddler Food
- Cots, Mattresses & Bedding
- Baby & Toddler Safety Equipment
- Playmats & Sensory Toys
Kate Davis, Head of Fundraising at Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital said:
“Families in the area are in desperate need of additional support to care for their young families. We’re incredibly grateful to the 7Appeal, LFC Foundation and Dalglish Family for supporting our efforts with much needed donations.”
And why the 7Appeal? It goes without saying. Sir Kenny signed for the club in 1977, netted his first goal in 7 minutes on his league debut and famously wore the number 7 shirt.
To donate please head to www.justgiving.com/campaign/SKD7
The 7 Appeal is being administered on behalf of the Dalglish Family by the LFC Foundation, official charity of Liverpool FC (charity registration: 1096572).