BARTERCARD UK has been raising awareness of Liverpool’s homeless by taking part in a charity football match at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park. As sponsors of the National League side Tranmere Rovers, the company organised to play Liverpool Homeless FC at the stadium in support of the charity’s efforts to help those living on the streets of Merseyside. Chris Kirby, Brokerage Director at Bartercard York, said: “When we chose to sponsor Tranmere Rovers, not only did we want to help the team and its fans but also the wider community. This is just one way we love to get involved and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved.” The charity match was held in association with the Shankly Family Foundation. The foundation, which supports young people and grass roots football in the name of the great Liverpool Manager, Bill Shankly, provided accommodation and refreshments for the players at the Shankly Hotel. Meanwhile, Wonderland Memorabilia, another client of Bartercard UK, donated two signed Liverpool FC photo frames for the match, which the Bartercard team presented to Liverpool Homeless FC and the Shankly Family Foundation at full-time. The match ended in a 4-0 victory to Bartercard. Bartercard UK provides a barter-trading system for businesses to exchange goods and services. Tranmere Rovers use the platform to help offset day-to-day expenses on accommodation, marketing and promotional merchandise. Globally, Bartercard operates in eight countries, through 75 offices with 600 staff and enables SME’s to use Trade Dollars, not cash, to pay for the exchange of goods and services as part of a global network of likeminded businesses.