28/01/2014

Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard Donates To Hillsborough Group

The Hillsborough Family Support Group has received a donation of £96,000 from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

The family support group and the Hillsborough Justice Campaign have been fighting to find the truth behind the Hillsborough disaster at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final in which 96 people died.

It is understood that Gerrard's 10-year-old cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley died at Hillsborough.

Gerrard has made the donation ahead of the upcoming Merseyside derby, with the footballer saying that it was something he had wanted to do for a while, but he had "wanted the timing to be right".

(MH/CD)

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