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

"We had won the Cup and given an exhibition of football the way it should be played. I handed my raincoat to a BBC producer. 'You carry that,' I said. 'Look after it. If you don't, you will have to pay for it, and I got in Rotterdam. and the fare to Rotterdam is very expensive. Christ, you will be proud to carry Bill Shankly's coat down to the dressing room. I'll get you in the programme next season if you make a good job of it.'"

Shankly after the FA Cup Final win vs Newcastle

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