Reds fan to get Everton tattoo for charity

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Liverpool fan Helen Walker Pic © Helen Walker

Liverpool fan Helen Walker
Pic © Helen Walker

A die-hard Liverpool fan has pledged to undergo the pain of getting an Everton tattoo to raise money for charity.

Helen Walker, 32, has pledged to have the Everton club crest inked on her arm or leg so that she can fundraise for her four chosen causes.

The Liverpool supporter is aiming to raise £1000 for Liverpool Homeless Street Teams, Children’s Cancer Charity Neuroblastoma, MCL Cat Rescue and Woodlands Hospice.

Helen often supports charitable causes and she told JUM Journalism: “I go out with the Liverpool street team every Sunday. I want to help them because being homeless is no way to live, I see first hand how vulnerable these people are. I want to help the charity Neuroblastoma because I think that there is more that needs to be done for children with cancer in the UK. We should not have to send our children abroad for treatment.”

The idea for the tattoo came from Helen’s partner, John. She said: “I have been a Liverpool fan all my life and my partner said to me that I would never get an Everton tattoo, so I replied that I would do it to raise money for charity.”

The Reds fanatic is trying to get fellow friends and football fans involved in the charitable act. She is hoping that Everton fan Michael Cullen, also known as ‘Speedo Mick’ will get Liverpool’s logo tattooed to raise even more money.

Helen told JMU Journalism: “Michael already does a lot of charity work at Everton games and he said that if he got his name mentioned in the Echo that he would feel obliged to do it.”

Once Helen hits her fundraising target she will be getting inked at a local Liverpool tattoo parlour.

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