Cafe scores for Homeless FC

The pay as you feel cereal cafe established by REX:The Concept Store on Bold Street has been a grrreat success for Liverpool Homeless FC.

The cafe has come to an end after a very successful period and overwhelming support from the people of Liverpool.(http://www.liverpoolexpress.co.uk/stores-cafe-helps-homeless/)

REX will continue to support Liverpool Homeless FC by installing a suspended coffee programme giving visitors to the store the opportunity to continue to donate to a fantastic cause

CEO of LHFC John Finnigan was presented with a cheque for £2,237 and expressed his delight at the support shown by the local community, saying;”This will make a massive difference to us and to the people we support. We are always looking to raise our profile as well as our finances to help those affected by homelessness, and this will go a long way in enabling us to continue our work”

Gary Carney, director at REXadded;”We had no doubt that the scheme would be well supported but the way people have got behind this initiative so quickly has been fantastic to see, and the best thing about it is that this will make a positive impact on people’s lives.”

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Ann O’Byrne said;”This is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved and further demonstrates that the people of this city will always look out for each other. To raise this amount of money in such a short space of time is testament to the community spirit that is very much alive and well in this city.”

Liverpool Homeless FC have been working away for nearly 10 years, using football as a means of social integration and part of a wider support network to combat the effects
of homelessness.

Having been recognised with both local and national awards from Liverpool Echo and Sky Sports respectively, LHFC continue to grow from strength to
strength but could always use a helping hand in their quest.