Children’s charity Variety remembers the Hillsborough 96 at city fundraiser

3rd December 2013

Bellagio Europe was extremely proud to support such an important event which tragically lost the lives of the innocent. Long live the memory of the Hillsborough 96.

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A charity event held to honour the 96 people who lost their lives at Hillsborough has raised more than £100,000 to help children.

Variety, the Children’s Charity, said it was “overwhelmed” by the support received at Saturday’s charity fundraiser gala dinner “Variety Honours the Hillsborough 96”.

The money will allow at least four of the charity’s Sunshine Coaches to operate in Merseyside, providing transport for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.

Big Liverpool FC fan Chris de Burgh entertained guests at the event.

Variety’s Lyn Staunton, who organised the event, said: “Variety had hoped to raise enough money to purchase one Sunshine Coach thanks to this event. To be able to raise the funds for not one, but four Sunshine Coaches is just overwhelming.

Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsbourgh Family Support Group,
Before the event she said: “Tonight is about remembering and honouring the 96 by helping children across Merseyside.

“Supporting this project with Variety, the Children’s Charity, means the Hillsborough story will continue to be told and will not be forgotten.”