Reds legends back charity night

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Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans and legendary midfielder Ian Callaghan supported the charity event © Eamon Preston

Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans and legendary midfielder Ian Callaghan supported the charity event © Eamon Preston

Two Liverpool legends gave up their time to help raise funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice and Merseyside Blind Football Club.

Former manager Roy Evans joined the Reds’ record appearance holder Ian Callaghan for a charity night at Heath Hall Sports & Social club, Allerton, raising £1200.

The event was opened by volunteer and event organiser Eamon Preston, who also plays for Merseyside Blind FC, who spoke about the differences between the two charities, saying each one deals with things people often take for granted.

He then spoke of his own journey and his feelings about returning to football and the importance of the game on his confidence and self-esteem.

Roy Turnham provided entertainment, speaking to the crowd about his sporting career which saw him represent the GB Paralympics team at football.

Liverpool FC memorabilia on show © Eamon Preston

Liverpool FC memorabilia on show © Eamon Preston

Journalist and author of new book Liverpool Heroes, Ragnhild Lund Anses, joined the former Liverpool men and the three guests had the audience spellbound, before a raffle and auction of LFC memorabilia donated by Jamie Carragher, Robbie Fowler and Ragnhild Lund Anses.

Organiser Eamon Preston was astounded with the outcome saying: “We just wanted it to be a fun night for good charities and try and make it something special.”

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