Joie Baby, Liverpool FC’s official family partner, had the idea of giving back to a deserving participant of the LFC Foundation, who’d gone above and beyond to help serve in their community.
Levi has autism and plays every week with friends in LFC Foundation’s inclusion project, Respect 4 All (R4A).
Funded by the Premier League and BT Disability Fund, Respect 4 All launched in 2009 and provides free weekly multi sports and physical activity sessions for children and young people with complex and additional needs across the Liverpool City Region.
Levi was identified as the perfect candidate, being an exemplary representative of R4A, embodying the LFC Foundation and Joie Baby’s values. He began attending R4A in 2012, playing with the PAN (Physical and Neurological) Ability Counts Under 13’s Team, progressing to the Under 16’s.
Over the years, Levi’s family have been heavily supportive of the LFC Foundation, attending every session, activity and helping to create a fantastic support network for parents.
His sister Paige often volunteered and since has went on to complete her FA Coaching Level 1 and is now an LFC Foundation coach. Levi has also helped fundraise for the Foundation, organising sponsored walks and helping raise the profile of the work of R4A.
At the Awards Ceremony, Levi and family were VIPs treated to a ‘Red-Carpet’ experience, with Levi presenting the winners ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’ with their Bill Shankly Community Award.
Since May 2017, Joie Baby have been the Club’s Official Family Partner and produce a range of co-branded car seats with 5% of the royalties from Joie Baby sales directly aiding the LFC Foundation, in support of Respect 4 All.
If you’d like to know more about Joie Baby, please visit https://uk.joiebaby.com/liverpoolfc/