Next Tuesday's away fixture at Anfield will feature two mosaics in tribute to the Arsenal and Liverpool great, Ray Kennedy.

The Kop mosaic will feature a white number five on a red background while the visitors will raise a blue number ten on a yellow background to represent the shirt Ray wore in our Wembley victory against Liverpool in 1971. Next Tuesday's tribute is an opportunity to show how Ray is loved equally by both sets of fans.

Ray has struggled with Parkinson's Disease for over twenty years and lives alone in his native North East. His symptoms began as far back as his Arsenal days as one day he had difficulty in fastening his shirt buttons. He has since had to sell his medals and England caps to get by.

The Ray of Hope Appeal has been collecting funds since January 2008 and has started several initiatives with Arsenal fans including a fan's game. Thanks to your donations Ray now has a newly modernised bathroom to fit his needs. Ray still follows both teams and particularly admires Emmanuel Adebayor. The Appeal hope he will be well enough to visit Anfield for the big game.

There is a Paypal account set up for online donations - please pay all donations to Alternatively, please pay direct contributions to:

The Ray of Hope Appeal
c/o HSBC account 21817299
sort-code 40-03-27

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16 Apr 2009