Liverpool FC launches new Owen McVeigh tribute range
Liverpool FC has launched this year’s special tribute range in memory of Reds fan, Owen McVeigh, with all profits going towards the foundation set up in his honour.
The young LFC supporter was a regular at home and away games, but tragically died shortly after being diagnosed with leukaemia in December 2015 at the age of 11.
Owen has since been commemorated in touching fashion by his fellow supporters. An iconic flag bearing his name was created by fan group Spion Kop 1906 last year.
His father, Mark, established the Owen McVeigh Foundation, which aims to enrich the lives of local children suffering with cancer by providing them and their families with money-can’t-buy-experiences.
This is the second year the club has supported the Owen McVeigh Foundation, last year launching a limited-edition tribute t-shirt, which raised £10,000 for the charity. This year, the range has been expanded to include a mug, keyring, magnet and pin badge, as well as the t-shirt, which is available in adult and kid sizes.
Mark McVeigh said: “We’re really proud and honoured to be backed by Liverpool FC and can’t thank the club enough for its continued support. Donations like this are incredibly important to enable our Foundation to continue its work, so this really means a lot to us.”
From Monday 6 August, the exclusive range will be available in the three Liverpool-based stores and online. All profits will go to the Owen McVeigh Foundation.