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Kip on the Essar Kop for charity!

24 September 2018

Kip on the Essar Kop at Tranmere Rovers is just around the corner as the Club are joining a host of local homeless organisations for the fundraising event on Friday 5th October.

A number of people have already shown their support for the event, which is to sleep outdoors over night at Tranmere Rovers in order to raise awareness for an important cause.

TRFC have worked closely with Wirral Ark in order for Kip on the Essar Kop to take place and their Chief Executive Aydin Djemal told Wirral View: “Kip on the Kop came about, originally when we were doing a bit of work with Tranmere.

"We came up with the idea of a sleep out and having a kip somewhere. Then fantastically, this idea of Kip on the Kop came about.

“The idea is that we will get as many people as we can to fundraise and they will raise sponsorship. They will bed down on the night and sleep over on the Essar KOP itself.

“The money that is raised will be split across homeless charities all over the Wirral.”

 The percentage of people sleeping rough throughout the country has risen by 169% and given that the North West region has the biggest impact, it is definitely a cause for concern of the local area.

Tranmere Rovers frontman James Norwood knows how important the local community is to the football club and believes that it will be no different for this event.

He told the Wirral View: “I think it is important for people to know about how people live and hopefully people will help out for a good cause!

"The Essar Kop is normally near full, every other Saturday, so let's get it packed on Friday 5 October!"

Do you want to kip on the famous Essar Kop? Registration is just £10 per person with a minimum sponsorship target of £50. Participants must bring their own warm clothing and sleeping bag and must be aged 18 or over.

To sign up and get your own fundraising pack, visit www.kiponthekop.com


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