The LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours have been busy hosting holiday camps, distributing food packages, giving out delicious chocolate Easter eggs and even providing water bottles generously donated by Club partner SC Johnson.
Throughout the two-week period, there was activation across our community hubs and parks throughout Liverpool City Region. Multiple holiday camps provided a space for our young participants to stay active whilst they were out of school, providing a space for them to have fun and make new friends.
In addition, the LFCF PL Kicks programme hosted various tournaments at the Jeffrey Humble Sports Ground, giving local teams the opportunity to go head-to-head in a friendly bit of competition. There was a great turnout, and we were delighted to see so many smiling faces.
The Go Play! Team was also active throughout the break, bringing young people and families down to their local parks for a session of active fun.
The Foundation also teamed up with Club partner SC Johnson and legend Dirk Kuyt, supporting their #DontLoseYourBottle campaign. The aim is to engage and educate the local community on the importance of reducing, reusing, recycling and is helping to upcycle 500,000 plastic bottles collected at Anfield across the season before reusing them in Mr Muscle packaging.
Red Neighbours delivered hampers, which contained enough food to feed a family of four, included essentials such as fruit, bread, milk, cereal, eggs and much more. They also contained team photos and Mighty Red activity sheets to keep the youngsters entertained during half-term.
Below is a round-up of key statistics:
220 essential food hampers distributed via our community hubs supporting 880 people
1,555 attendees at camps, inclusion, tournaments, Go Play and Game On
3,500 participants at our Go Play! event at Anfield
560 packed lunches provided
Red Neighbours delivered 280 breakfast food parcels to 28 schools. Supporting 1,120 people
8 match tickets distributed for Tickets for Man Utd and Everton fixtures
LFC Continues to provide 1,000 freshly prepared meals every week in the local community
500 chocolate Easter eggs donated by Red Neighbours and delivered by LFC stores teams
61 water bottles donated by SC Johnson
What did our participants think?
9.1 out of 10 average rating
94% of participants reported improvements in their mental health and wellbeing
96% of participants reported an improvement in their physical health
98% reported that they had fun
9.4 out of 10 participants would recommend the LFC Foundation to a friend
What did our participants have to say about our activation?
“There is a lot of staff, everyone is involved, and no ones left out. It is always a good laugh “
“Staff are easy to talk to if something is bothering you and they are always encouraging you”
“The coaches make sure everyone is involved in all stations”
How about what parents & carers had to say too?
“The sessions were fantastic”
“Excellent standard of coaching”
“Fun, inclusive “
“My two boys really enjoyed the session and are already looking forward to the next one”