Liverpool FC Foundation brought joy to 200 people who receive care and support in Liverpool, teaming up with the charity Community Integrated Care.
Colleagues from Liverpool FC Foundation made a special donation of 200 afternoon tea boxes, as well as LFC memorabilia, to the social care charity. Reaching learning disability and mental health support services across Merseyside, the Official Charity of the Premier League champions brought real happiness at this difficult time.
With the charity’s LFC fans encouraged to wear their kits for a surprise celebration, they were delighted to see colleagues from the Foundation arrive at their doorstep to deliver the afternoon tea parcels. One person, Eddie, who accesses the charity’s supported living services in Liverpool, proudly asked, “Does this mean that Jurgen Klopp knows where I live?!”
Arriving on the day that it was announced that the Coronavirus vaccine would be rolled out to all people who have a learning disability, the kind gesture capped a day of celebration as they can now look towards to a more positive 2021.
This donation follows significant support from Liverpool FC Foundation for the charity throughout the pandemic. This includes colleagues and volunteers from the Foundation coordinating mass deliveries of tens of thousands of items of PPE for the charity at the peak of the crisis, relieving pressure on its frontline care workers.
LFC Foundation’s Afternoon Tea parcels have been made possible thanks to funds donated by The Steve Morgan Foundation and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Matt Parish, Director of LFC Foundation said “We’re delighted to have been involved in this special surprise for people receiving care and support from Community Integrated Care as part of our Unity is Strength community response work. We are well aware of the power of the LFC badge and what a boost it can be for people to feel part of the LFC Family. More than £19,000 will be used to help fund further food and essential items parcels for the local community over the next four weeks, which will be distributed through networks of community partners and support services across Liverpool City Region.”
Community Integrated Care was proudly founded in the Liverpool City Region and is the largest social care charity in the region.
John Hughes, Director of Partnerships and Communities at Community Integrated Care, says: “The support that we have received from Liverpool FC Foundation throughout the Coronavirus crisis has been staggering. They are an inspirational team, who genuinely care for their local community. To have representatives of the Reds bring these surprise gifts provided a much-needed boost during lockdown. We would like to thank everyone associated with the Foundation for their kindness.”