Marine in the Community with Marine FC yesterday launched its 2021 calendar. The theme is one of Hope & Faith and is done in partnership with several of the local schools of Crosby and Sefton. The children have produced work to give the community a lift out of these dark days and in to a New Year of Hope. This is coupled with the fantastic run in the FA Cup that Marine has had so far and highlights 12 memorable moments captured in photographs displayed in the calendar providing Faith in our Club as they take on Tottenham Hotspur in the New Year.

The work has been supported by Merchant Taylors’ School and backed by local companies who have helped sponsor the calendar, providing prizes and vouchers for the schools and children who took part.

Any profit raised from the sale of the calendars will go back into the Marine in the Community charitable trust and support the great work they continue to do in the community, like the free lunch deliveries and knock on the door it has been doing since March each week for the elderly, vulnerable and isolated, which it continues to do so, even now.

The launch took place at Marine and welcomed David Fairclough (Ex Liverpool legend), Paul Leary (Marine FC Chairman), David Wickes (Headteacher Merchant Taylors’), and Helen Tantouri (Headteacher, Valewood Primary).

Marine Chairman Paul Leary said:

“This is the best example of how a community project can work. Marine FC, Marine in the Community, Merchant Taylors’, Crosby primary schools, Radfield Homecare and many local businesses got together with a vision to produce a Hope & Faith calendar for 2021. The calendar designed, created and printed kindly by Merchant Taylors’ is a high quality production that includes drawings by local primary school children that portrays faith, hope, love, joy, compassion and kindness. Each month includes a photograph of Marine’s epic FA cup progress to show joy, happiness and celebration.”

Marine in the Community Director Graeme Gardiner said:

“I am delighted with the outcome of this very special project that involved so many people and children from the local schools. I would like to thank them and the local businesses that helped finance the project. The calendars will be available in the schools and in local shops as well as the Club shop at Marine FC”