It's Liverpool v Arsenal - part four!
PUBLISHED: 16:12 01 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:06 26 October 2009
WITH Liverpool and Arsenal squaring up three times in the coming week, you'd have thought their fans would be sick of the sight of each other. But it hasn't stopped supporters from the Premier League hotshots from teaming up for a charity match in Hatfield.
WITH Liverpool and Arsenal squaring up three times in the coming week, you'd have thought their fans would be sick of the sight of each other.
But it hasn't stopped supporters from the Premier League hotshots from teaming up for a charity match in Hatfield in aid of a footballing legend who has Parkinson's Disease.
Ray Kennedy was forced to quit the game in 1984 at the age of 32. By the time he was 35, he was diagnosed with the condition, which affects the central nervous system.
The match has been organised by North London FC manager Chris Phillips and will be played at the Hertfordshire Sports Village on Friday.
Chris, who is an avid Arsenal fan, said: "We're hoping to raise approximately £1,000.
"Sportingbet.com has sponsored the event to cover all our costs so any money raised will go directly to the Ray of Hope Appeal."
The charity was set up by Arsenal and Liverpool fans to help Kennedy, now 56.
He has had to sell his medals - he won every major honour in the domestic game - 17 England caps, shirts and other memorabilia after falling on financially hard times.
Chris told the WHT that the players, which include a team of London-based Liverpool supporters, will be donating £25 each.
"This is part of ongoing events to help raise money for Ray Kennedy.
"I thought it was a great charity and made contact with them as there's a lot going on between Arsenal and Liverpool at the moment, and I thought it was an ideal time to do something.
"We are looking for as many people as possible to come and watch as we will have collection buckets on the night, so the more people that come the more money raised."
Kick off on Friday is at 8pm.
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