Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Valencia-Madrid-Liverpool for Ray of Hope



Lifelong Red Harry Trow+ is planning to buy a moped in Valencia, ride to Madrid to see the big game next week and then ride back to Liverpool through Valladolid, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Nantes and then Cherbourg - collecting money for the Ray of Hope Appeal* all along the way.

Harry's blog of his mission can be found here: http://appealmobile.blogspot.com/

We at the MADrid REDS will be giving Harry all the help we can in his mission. More news to follow.

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Red de toda la vida Harry Trow+ tiene planes para comprar un ciclomotor en Valencia, ir a Madrid para ver el gran partido la semana que viene, y después volver a Liverpool vía Valladolid, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Nantes y Cherbourg - recaudando donaciónes para Ray of Hope Appeal* en el camino de vuelta.

El blog de la misión de Harry está aquí : http://appealmobile.blogspot.com/

Nosotros MADrid REDS vamos a dar a Harry toda la ayuda que podamos en su misión. Mas noticias cuando las tenemos.

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*The Ray of Hope Appeal was launched on 21st January 2008. It was the aim of the trustees to raise enough funds to purchase essential equipment and services for Ray Kennedy who is struggling with Parkinson's Disease. Ray's illness has deprived him not only of his health but of his livelihood. He was robbed of the chance to make a living through the media or coaching - a shame given that he has won everything in the game and would assumedly know more than a few people who occupy those roles today.




Ray at his home with Jimmy Case


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+More info on Harry:
  • Supported Liverpool all my life.
  • Went to A&B games with my dad when I was a kid.
  • Saw my first Anfield match in 1960 but can't remember who, may have been Leyton Orient.
  • Home and away with my dad during the 60's.
  • Played against LFC Res for New Brighton in 1971 - Keegan's last game in ressies before flying out to Germany to join up with first team. Team had Yeats Thompson Keegan Evans Whitham and we won 2-1.
  • Drove the team on a number of occasions to Melwood from Anfield for training. That was the time I remember Ray for being an absolute gent. Some of the players were prima donna material esp KK but Ray always had a word with the driver. Felt by other drivers who drove them on occasions.
  • Have played competitively till last March when a back injury from work was aggravated aginst Northwich Vics.
  • Was part of the supporters league double winners last season.
  • Am sad that Ray was affected by Parkinson's and especially so as he contracted it during his playing days.
  • As a sports person to have my playing days curtailed at 60 is irritating to me, but nothing in comparison to having ones life incapacitated at such an early age as happened to Ray, which is beyond my comprehension. My sympathies are with Ray.
  • Cycling is all I can muster physically these days and if I can do that for the benefit of Ray I will, although I am still hoping to complete the whole journey under motorised power.

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