Campaigns - boycott to minute's silence

Since forming, as a proactive collection of Hillsborough families, survivors and supporters in Feb 1998, the Campaign has struggled to bring Hillsborough and the continued lack of justice back into the public domain on many occassions.

Many people are aware that all clubs now observe a minutes silence on 15th April following the group's letter campaign. In this section you can read on this and other successes the group has acheived, as well as ongoing activites.

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Hillsborough nurse wins court fight

Source: Star & Merseymart (Anfield & Walton) March 2 2000
Reporter: Michael Doran

The first woman to successfully sue South Yorkshire Police in court for the Hillsborough disaster had dedicated her victory to an Anfield based group of survivors and families.

Eileen McBride, 36, has been waiting in silence ever since Liverpool High Court decided on Friday, January 28 that her psychological problems stemmed from April 15, 1989 when, as an off-duty nurse, she feared for her life as she tended to the dead and injured.

A 28-day deadline for appeal was set and having waited 10 years for doctors and lawyers to argue if a nurse should have coped, Eileen expected another dealy and was not in a position to speak to the Press.

But on Friday, February 25 the deadline passed and the longest wait for a civil prosecution by a Hillsborough survivor was over.

As proceedings for compensation began this week Eileen broker her silence to praise the members of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC) for their role in her victory.

Speaking at her Seaforth home the mother-of-four said: "I owe them everything - they never let my head drop once and by opening that shop on Oakfield Road they gave me and countless others a focal point in our lives. That was a Godsend. For the first time I had somewhere where people would understand me, my nightmares, my fear of crowds and I could sort out problems from getting information or typing letters for solicitors right down to getting a lift to court."

It is estimated Eileen will receive a six figure sum and even though most of the money will be taken in legal fees, people have already criticised her for jumping on the Hillsborough bandwagon.

Eileen added: "If this had been about the money I'd have dropped the case 10 years ago - that's when I needed it. This was about proving what happened to me was not my fault and that's why I thank the HJC, for helping me to shed some truth on what happened that day."

Sheila Coleman, of the HJC, said: "We are all delighted for Eileen. We know how hard her struggle has been and the tenacity she has shown has served as a symbol of hope to all the victims of Hillsborough in their long fight for Justice, because like Eileen they will not go away."