The fourth LFC Foundation Day will be held at Anfield this Wednesday, when the Reds face Watford in the Premier League.
The annual event is a celebration of the club’s official charity and its mission to create life-changing opportunities for children and young people, working in areas of high deprivation in Merseyside and beyond to help improve their health, education and overall chances in life.
This year’s Foundation Day celebrates 10 years of LFC Foundation’s Respect 4 All disability and inclusion project, which provides free weekly sports, football and physical activity sessions for children and young people with complex and additional needs across the Liverpool City Region.
During the last decade, Respect 4 All has welcomed more than 4,000 children and young people with a variety of additional needs, thanks to the support of the Premier League, BT and the LFC family.
The Watford fixture will be attended by several Respect 4 All participants and their families, with many watching from Anfield’s Sensory Room in the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand, which has been specially adapted to enable fans with a sensory need, such as autism, to experience matches in a comfortable environment.
The game’s mascot ambassadors are all participants from a variety of LFC Foundation’s programmes – Kicks, Primary Stars, Open Goals and Respect 4 All – including 11-year-old Luis White, a Respect 4 All participant who is also featured on the cover of the matchday programme.
“Foundation Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the charity’s achievements, and the fantastic young people we work with, and is an opportunity to thank our fans who support us each year,” said Jenny Stewart, interim head of LFC Foundation.
“Thanks to their support, last season the LFC Foundation delivered 78 sessions each week across Merseyside; working with over 15,000 individual children and young people who have taken part in our programmes.”
Fans can support LFC Foundation by playing the LFC Foundation Lottery, which offers a huge cash prize each Anfield matchday.
At the Foundation Day fixture there will be also be a Super Draw with prizes including a 2018-19 LFC home shirt signed by first-team players, and two VIP tickets to watch the Legends charity match on March 23 from the luxury surroundings of the Executive Lounge plus the opportunity to welcome the returning greats as they arrive at Anfield.
You can buy LFC Foundation Lottery tickets from sellers around the ground, or you can play online and purchase tickets in advance by clicking here.
Click here to find out more about LFC Foundation.