Red carnation campaign makes move to Anfield.
A LOLLIPOP man's successful campaign to get people to wear red carnations in memory of those who died at Hillsborough is set to move from Aintree to Anfield.
Dave Hughes, 75, from Maghull, has been overwhelmed by the response to his Wear a Red Carnation Hillsborough Awareness Campaign, which won the backing of thousands of race-goers during the Grand National.
Now he wants as many people as possible to be sporting the flowers for this year's Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield this afternoon. He says: "The giving away of the red carnations was a huge success at Aintree. And personally, I've had selfies, hugs, kisses and many handshakes from folk from all over the country - people who know about Hillsborough and the struggles the families are having, and who wished us well."
Hartley's Nurseries in Maghull have been involved with Dave's campaign since he launched it last year, while he was recently contacted by Lee Smith, who owns Ada-Lilly's florists in Kirkby - and whose wholesalers donated 10,000 carnations.
And Dave adds: "Myself and Lee will be handing out carnations to families who are meeting at The Albert pub by the ground at lunchtime before they go on to the Kop, while Hartley's Nurseries in Maghull have donated a box to give away."
Dave | |Hughes wears a red carnation