Liverpool FC fans from Poland are raising money to help children from Saint Louise Children’s Home in Kraków, southern Poland, ahead of the UEFA Champions League final.
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“This season of Champions League is a unique one. Liverpool accomplished a miracle in the semi-final and we want to do the same by helping the children from Saint Louise Children’s Home in Kraków,” Tomasz Jaskółka, the organiser of the fundraiser wrote on its website.
“We showed in the past that ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ aren’t empty words for us. We want to show it again and the youngest know that they will never walk alone. I encourage everyone to help,” he added, referring to the anthem of the Liverpool FC fans, the song “You’ll never walk alone” by Gerry & The Pacemakers.
At the beginning, the organiser aimed to raise a total of PLN 500 (EUR 116), but this amount has already been exceeded many times. On Saturday morning, the counter on the fundraiser website shown more than PLN 56,000 (EUR 13,041).
The action of the Polish fans is supported by Jerzy Dudek, former acclaimed Polish goalkeeper, a member of the Liverpool FC team which won the UEFA Champions League in May 2005, after a dramatic final against AC Milan. Dudek was a key element of Rafael Benítez team on that day.
Other recognised Polish athletes, including midfielder of SSC Napoli Piotr Zieliński and MMA fighter Joanna Jędrzejczyk, also expressed their support for the fundraiser. The action became known in the UK as some British media have written about it.
Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC will clash on Saturday evening in the final of UEFA Champions League held at El Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, the capital of Spain.
June 1 is celebrated as the International Children’s Day. The details about the fundraiser can be found at this address.