Limited edition Liverpool FC shirts
10 May 2012
The Liverpool players sported our logo on their shirts for their last home game of the season.
Our message to tackle avoidable blindness was loud and clear as we took over Anfield digi boards for Liverpool FC’s 4-1 win against Chelsea. During half time, former Liverpool FC players, Robbie Fowler and John Barnes took part in a blind penalty shootout.
Losing your sight effects your entire life. We asked Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel to take part in a blindfold competition to see how they fared without their sight on a series of football challenges at Melwood. The Anfield skipper said: “It has given me a small insight into what these people are going through day after day. I know my life would be completely different if I didn’t have my sight.”
Why raising awareness is important
There are 285 million blind or visually impaired people all over the world and yet 39 million of them are curable. We have helped 28 million people but we want to change the lives of 50 million.
Richard Meddings, Standard Chartered Group Finance Director and our Chairman explains: “Avoidable blindness impacts on lots of people – and many of them are curable for a very small cost. I am delighted Standard Chartered and Liverpool Football Club are coming together to create a perfect match to further raise awareness for this cause.Return to latest news