Remember the official Eurovision Song Contest 2023 branding which was emblazoned across Liverpool in the run up to those incredible two weeks in May? Well, it has now been transformed into the ultimate, must-have Eurovision host city merchandise.
More than 100 flags and banners, which adorned key areas of the city centre, have had a unique make-over and have been turned into extremely limited-edition memorabilia from the most successful Eurovision host city ever.
On Friday 24 November a small number of premium tote bags, lightweight shoppers, and two types of small multi-purpose bags will go on sale online only, with all proceeds from the sales going to BBC Children In Need funded projects supporting children and young people in Liverpool.
With prices ranging from £20 to £100, fans will need to be quick to get their hands on the unique, limited number of products, and buyers should be aware that some of the items may be perfectly imperfect, thanks to their former life which saw them proudly flying in the Liverpool skies – so small signs of weathering may be visible on certain products.
All items will be on sale to UK residents from the official BBC Children in Need website from 10am, Friday 24 November – www.bbcchildreninneedshop.co.uk.
Due to the limited amount stock, only one of each item can be purchased per transaction and resale of items is strictly prohibited.
In Liverpool, BBC Children in Need is currently funding 13 projects to the value of more than £662,000, supporting children and young people who may be facing additional challenges in their lives whether that be children and young people living in poverty, providing emergency support to families in crisis, providing comfort to children feeling sad, lost and alone, helping children overcome social injustice and supporting children to feel safe and secure again.
The merchandise has been made by Banner Bags which specialises in helping organisations upcycle marketing assets.
Just last month, the impact of Liverpool hosting Eurovision was announced, as the first of its kind research found it generated £54million for the Liverpool City Region economy and attracted 473,000 visitors.