Charity night to help Reds fan achieve his dream at Anfield

Charity night to help Reds fan achieve his dream at Anfield

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A CHARITY night will be held to raise funds for a Liverpool fan from Crosby to help him achieve his dream of lifting a scarf above his head at Anfield.

Adam Kent, 25,  has Duchenne Muscular dystrophy, which causes progressive muscle degeneration, and he was  recently given the devastating news that he has terminal heart failure.

He needs to raise £50,000 to buy a ‘Jaco robotic arm’ which would give him better movement and allow him to lift his Reds scarf above his head, which he has never been able to do.

His former teacher, Alan McManus, is organising a charity event at the Netherton Social Club on Friday, December 10 from 7.30pm to help him achieve this goal.

It will include live music from Strider, After Africa, Crowded Scouse, Zac Frank and more.

There will also be prizes on offer, including a three day holiday to Benidorm. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought by calling 07502 222 154 or email mcmanusa1963@gmail.com.

Alan said: “I used to teach/help Adam with his B-Tech Production Arts course at Maghull High School.

“ I am a cancer survivor and was living through it whilst working at the school and I am very lucky to be here and understand how important short term goals can be.

“The school were incredibly supportive during my illness and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

“Adam and his friend Cameron, who also suffers Muscular Dystrophy, were in my little group.

“I struggled to get work out of them most of the time because I couldn't get their focus off football!”

The Champion has reported how Adam and his 26-year-old brother, Alix, who has the same condition, both have severe heart failure.

The brothers have now been told they are each living like a “shortened time bomb” as Adam described it in a social media post.

To donate to his cause, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/adam-kent?utm_term=VA55Br83d



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