Fundraising Event in London set to raise funds for Hillsborough Memorial

An event taking place London is aiming to raise money to build a memorial to the Hillsborough disaster in Liverpool City Centre.

The event features four bands, a raffle, auction and speakers including Liverpudlian author and Football Editor of the Times, Tony Evans and impressionist Darren Farley. 

HJC London Rock will take place on 15 September in The 500 capacity William Blake pub in London. The event is supported by the likes of Hollywood actor and former footballer Vinnie Jones and Kevin Sampson who wrote the film Awaydays – who have both donated items for the auction. Other supporters include Walton MP Steve Rotheram – who won the Politics Home MP Speech of the Year 2011 for his speech preceding the Hillsborough debate in the House of Commons – and Scot Williams, who starred in Jimmy McGovern’s dramatization of the disaster, as well as the film Backbeat.

A large contingent of Liverpool fans in the capital and it is hoped that this event will give many an opportunity to come together and raise money for a worthwhile cause. The evening starts with a screening of the 5.00pm kick-off Sunderland vs Liverpool match, followed by food, bands, speakers (including the impressionist Darren Farley) and a raffle and an auction of memorabilia, finishing around midnight.

Organiser, Kris Wyatt, said: “Many Liverpool fans in London who were lured by the team’s success on the pitch or perhaps are expats working down in London rarely get the opportunity to get together en-masse. This event is about bringing fans together to raise money for a great cause.”

“I find it amazing that 23 years on from that tragic day, we still do not have a memorial to Hillsborough in Liverpool city centre. Hopefully, through the kindness of those who have donated their time or items to auction, and through people buying tickets, we will raise enough money to help make that a reality.”
Tickets for the event are priced at £15 (£10 for unemployed/OAP/students) with every penny raised going to the fund for the memorial. Items available for raffle and auction include a signed pictures, balls and shirts, a day shadowing Tony Evans at the Times newspaper and Vinnie Jones’ Hollywood Allstars football shirt, which he has written “JFT96, Be Good, Vinnie Jones”.

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