A local grassroots club is to benefit from a brand-new washing machine, thanks to the hard-wearing machine purchased by a member of the local community.
Liverpool Homeless Football Club have been presented with a brand-new Zanussi washing machine, after local man Frank Fairclough contacted the white goods giant to commend them on the length of service he’d received from his existing machine – which he purchased in 1987.
Mr Fairclough purchased the model from his local Comet for the price of £180 – and 31 years later, the machine is still going strong. So, he called Zanussi to let them know!
“I bought my Zanussi washing machine in 1987 because it was reasonably priced and it looked good,” said Mr Fairclough. “It’s amazing to think how long it has lasted me. I’ve never had to get it repaired or replace any parts.”
Having completed an estimated 3,224 loads, Zanussi celebrated by donating a brand-new washing machine to Liverpool Homeless Football Club.
Chris George, Head of Marketing at Zanussi, said: “We were delighted when Mr Fairclough reached out to tell us that he has had his washing machine for 31 years and it’s still running perfectly. Here at Zanussi, we’ve been making washing machines for over 100 years. At the heart of everything we do is a promise to make robust, reliable appliances that make home life simpler.
“To celebrate the washing machine’s 31st birthday, we have donated a brand-new Zanussi ZWF01483WH front-loader washing machine to Mr Fairclough’s local homeless football team to help them achieve a superior clean for years to come.”
The brand-new machine will help the team keep their kits looking clean and fresh for games.
Stuart Carrington, Football Development Officer at Liverpool FA and manager of Liverpool Homeless Football Club, added: “When we heard that Zanussi wanted to give us a washing machine, we were elated. We don’t have a dedicated laundry room at the training grounds, so my wife washes all the team’s kit after every match. We hope our machine serves us as well as Mr Fairclough’s, so that we can keep our players’ kits clean for years to come.”