It is a pleasure to announce that Liverpool Norwegian supporters club Liverbirds Bergen have donated £5,000 to Liverpool Homeless FC.
We have had a good relationship with the group since they visited the city in November of last year.
We were delighted to welcome them once again to the city this month as they were in attendance for Liverpool’ 2-0 final day win over Wolves.
During their trip to Merseyside they saw the work that the club do and took part in a penalty shoot-out at the Power League.
On the day, we were proud to meet member Vivi Sandvåg Eriksen, the first female goalkeeper for Sandviken in Norway.
LHFC had the pleasure of speaking to Chairman of the Liverbirds, Captain Jørn-Erik Heimseter, he said: “We were reading your website and we were impressed with what you’re doing and supporting children, teenagers and adults in Liverpool. Rune Fjeldsbø was the one who first notice LHFC for LB.
“We had a board meeting and decided that your organisation was the perfect choice for us,”
Jørn-Erik has been following the Reds since the 70’s and it was Kevin Keegan who sparked his love affair with Liverpool after scoring twice for Bill Shankly’s side as they beat Newcastle in the 1974 FA Cup Final.
“Liverbirds Bergen are not just about watching football in the pub and getting drunk but also to make just a small contribution and do some positive things as well for people who have fallen out of society, those who are struggling in school and who suffer with addiction to drugs and alcohol.”
Liverbirds Bergen were founded in 2011 and are a part of a wider Liverbirds supporters club which has 48,000 members from across Norway. Now 50000.
Bergen boast the biggest members club in the country, and we are over the moon by working with them.
Since their foundation eight years ago, they have donated £30,000 to charity.
They have welcomed a variety of Liverpool legends to their club including Bruce Grobbelaar and John Arne Riise.