HJC Details - Who we are & Why we're here

In this section you can read about some of the past and present members of the HJC - mothers, fathers, brothers, survivors and supporters - their stories in their words and why they continue to struggle for Justice.

There are still very many people affected by Hillsborough . If you are a survivor, we can assist in identifying sources of help and provide a space to talk with people who went through the same experiences.

We still need help to continue the legal struggle, some survivors of the disaster may be able to assist as witnesses in up coming court cases. There are many other ways you can help us and we can help with school projects, research etc.

Quick Find - Contact Us

The Hillsborough Justice Campaign
PO Box 1089
178 Walton Breck Road
L69 4WR
Tel / fax : 0151 2605262

email: hjcshop@tiscali.co.uk

Hillsborough - 15 Years And Still No Justice

15TH April 2004 marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. For bereaved families and survivors it has been fifteen long years of fighting for justice. Fifteen years of struggling to have the truth of Hillsborough officially recognised. 'Fifteen' has taken on a great significance in this the year 2004...

15 April 1989 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest, F.A. Cup semi-final, Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield 15 years of age, Kevin Williams excitedly went to his first away game. He never came home.

15 years ago 96 people (including Kevin Williams) were killed at the Hillsborough Stadium. Thousands of others suffered both physical and mental injuries, which have remained to the present day. Some have been unable to cope with life 'post Hillsborough' and have committed suicide.

15:15 - the time, according to the Sheffield Coroner, that everybody was dead by or had reached the point that made death inevitable.

15 years on - a survivor's perspective

The Eternal Flame Memorial

Fifteen years is a long time, some would say 'too long' to keep going, plenty of time to 'move on', to 'put the past behind you' to 'get on with life'. What they don't say is 'how'? How do you 'get on with your life' when you know that your son was still alive 45 minutes after 'British justice' says he was dead? How can you 'put the past behind you' when that past includes a massive cover up as to the facts of how your son died? How can it ever be 'too long to keep going' when every fibre of your being is telling you to fight for justice for your son because that is what he would have done, not just for you, but for anyone because that is the kind of person he was? How long is a piece of string? Too long? Too short?

How do you know? Well you know when it's the size that you want. It's the same with Justice - you can't put a time limit on it and say the fight has gone on too long. The right time to 'move on', to 'get on with your life' is when justice has been attained. It doesn't matter whether that is six months, a year or fifty years. It might not even be in your lifetime. No one knows better than the bereaved and survivors how long the last fifteen years have been. If they still have the stamina to fight on for justice then we all owe it to them to stand alongside to show a collective unity and strength.

Of course we all hope that it won't take another fifteen years, however, we have to be prepared for it and if it does, then so be it. The Hillsborough Justice Campaign will continue to fight for JUSTICE FOR THE 96 for as long as it takes. Stay with us in that fight.

All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing