Raise money for Shankly the puppy!

A lifelong Liverpool supporter is attempting to raise money for a unique tribute to Bill Shankly.

Lee Hodgson, 46, a passionate Red hopes to mark the 100-year anniversary of Bill Shankly's birth by raising funds to name a guide dog puppy "Shankly" because then another blind person never has to walk alone! 

"I am a totally blind life long Liverpool Football club fan, who has had guide dogs for over 25 years. my dogs enable me to live independently and travel freely. My current guide dog, Emily, is an almost white Labrador Retriever cross. I wanted to pay my own tribute to Bill Shankly for all he did for my wonderful LFC. His forward vision and of course the club's motto, "You'll Never walk alone" are so appropriate for guide dogs. I want to give someone else the chance to freedom and independence that my amazing guide dogs have given me, whilst paying a true and just tribute to one of my all time heroes, Bill Shankly."

If you would like to support Lee's campaign, click here to make a donation or text SHGD90 and the amount you wish to contribute to 70070.

Alternatively, or for further information, contact Guide Dogs Liverpool on 0118 983 8749.

Shanks quote

"He was a fair man. He never cheated anybody. We only came to loggerheads once over money, and that was over a new bonus scheme they wanted to introduce. Trouble was, the basic was terrible, and you found yourself relying an awful lot on bonus. We got together with the lads and I went back and got it sorted out with Shanks, but not without a bit of shouting and bawling. He'd stand there with his hands on his hips and say, 'You, Smithy, you could start a riot in a cemetery.'"


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