Liverpool are holding a massive collection and donating funds in support of Sean Cox
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Volunteers from Liverpool Football Club and the supporters group Spirit of Shankly will be holding a bucket collection in support of Sean Cox ahead of the club's fixture against Cardiff City at Anfield.
The club confirmed the news via an official statement which said" while club officials remain in dialogue with the Cox family regarding initiatives to support them, it was felt appropriate that requests from supporters to show their solidarity were acted upon at the earliest possible opportunity. Liverpool has, therefore, dedicated the home game against Cardiff City to help raise awareness of the appeal’s funding page, where supporters can make a donation. There will be LED advertising, tannoy announcements and a bucket collection in and around Anfield."
*Sean Cox Appeal*
Home v Cardiff.
Buckets & T-shirts provided
If you can help us collect on Saturday please get in touch at
— Spirit of Shankly (@spiritofshankly) October 24, 2018
Donations can be made at numerous locations around Anfield and various Spirit of Shankly volunteers will be stationed in the stadium with buckets.
The club's official charity, Liverpool FC Foundation, will also be partnering with the Support Sean appeal and they'll be donating funds raised by their own fundraising efforts, which will start with the matchday Foundation Lottery at the Cardiff game.
The charity will also create a special auction which will include unique LFC memorable experiences with all proceeds donated to the appeal.
Donations can be made to the Support Sean appeal here.
Mr Cox, a 53-year-old father-of-three from Meath, was left in a critical condition after being attacked before Liverpool's Champions League match against Roma at Anfield.
The Irishman was transferred to Walton Neurological Centre in Liverpool, where he was placed in a medically induced coma shortly after undergoing surgery.
Mr Cox was then airlifted from Liverpool's Walton Centre to Beaumont Hospital. The fundraising campaign that has been launched to help pay for Mr Cox's medical bills aims to reach a figure of €500,000 in order to provide long term care and support.
As the campaign states, Mr Cox has "recently commenced a programme of rehabilitation in Dún Laoghaire and following this will continue to require ongoing and intensive long term care and support".
21-year-old Roma supporter Filippo Lombardi was found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Cox but he was jailed for three years for violent disorder.
Daniele Scuisco, another Roma fan who was involved in the attack, was previously jailed for two months.
Scuisco was not sentenced for the attack on Mr Cox, but rather for taking part in the actions that may have led to that incident.