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Posted 21 February 2004 - 09:47 pm

Heres something Roper wrote for me...

For some people, one half marathon is more than enough to make you want to contemplate the more relaxing things in life. But for avid Red Tony Phoenix one 13-mile run is only the half of it.

Tony, who is currently living in Tongeren, Belgium and is stepping up his
annual fundraising runs to try to ensure an increase on last year?s superb
collection of £600.00. So he has began training and fundraising for not one,
but two half marathons in the coming year.

Tony, known to his mates as Pheeny, actively supports and takes part in
Fundraising events for the HJC [Hillsborough Justice Campaign] which, for those who don?t know, is a non profit making organisation that raise funds to pursue
Justice for those 96 innocent people who died in the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster of 15th April 1989.

The HJC also offers Individual bereaved Families full support in any reasonable legal activity they undertake in pursuit of their personal fight for Justice. They
acknowledge at every stage the people who died at Hillsborough and those who
survived. Importantly, within this, is a total support for each individual bereaved Family.

The Campaign is based in premises on Walton Breck Road, opposite the Albert pub, behind the Spion Kop. The premises is operated by volunteers and any costs incurred are covered by money generated by the campaign, and by generous, and hard working individuals, like Tony, who go out of their way not only to organise fundraisers but also raise the awareness of the campaign and its ongoing fight for Justice.

The premises operate both as an office/advice centre relating to Hillsborough and as an outlet for the selling of suitable goods (Tee/Polo Shirts, Caps, Stickers etc.) to help generate further funds. It is also crucially a drop in centre for anyone to visit to discuss and find support regarding the disaster and is a source of great comfort for many.

The shop, it merchandise, its aims and objectives, and details of how to help directly and much more can be found either in the shop, or on its superb website:

www.contrast.org/hillsborough

Tony?s 1st marathon will be on the 1st May in his hometown of Tongeren. The
second - and more difficult of the two - is the 'Inter-City' which is a run from Maastricht in Holland to Bilzen in Belgium.

This one has a few steep inclines and is normally on the last Sunday of June so it?s normally a very hot day. There is no doubt that he is making a huge commitment and sacrifice of time and effort in not only running the events, but in the preparation and training schedules that he has to do to give him any chance of completing the marathons successfully. I am sure we will all be able to reward his efforts with a donation ? whether large or small ? to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

Anyone wishing to make a payment of support please??

How to make a donation:

Paypal:

You can order an make payment by Paypal to: john_mac@blueyonder.co.uk

Cheque / Postal Order:

You can either pay by cheque or postal order made payable to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and send to either of the following addresses:

John McCormick, 16 Acton Road, Kirkby, Liverpool, L32 0TT

Robbie Ashcroft, 48 Marina Crescent, Netherton, Bootle, Merseyside. L30 1RR

If paying by cheque or postal order please ensure that you make them payable to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, if possible please include a note saying your donation is for Tony Pheeney?s sponsored run(s).

Thank you for your continued support.

96 candles still burn bright.




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