The Reds’ official charity, LFC Foundation, is donating £24,000 to Anfield Sports and Community Centre (ASCC) to help support their ‘Fit & Fed’ programme for the next 12 months.
Fit & Fed, which are free camps that run during school holidays, provide a range of sports and other activities - such as dance and art - for local children in the school holidays. Participants also receive a healthy breakfast and lunch as part of the scheme.
These camps will be running alongside a packed summer schedule of activity at ASCC including badminton, basketball, LFC Foundation multi-sports events, arts and crafts, boxing, fitness classes, trampolining, inclusive sports, and much more.
Matt Parish, LFC Foundation director, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to donate funds to Anfield Sport and Community Centre to help support their fantastic Fit & Fed camps for the next 12 months.
“Providing free access to physical activity and healthy food during the school holidays is really important to support local children and their families. We know that many families feel the financial strain of the school holidays particularly in areas of high need like Anfield.
“The camps will also bring benefits to the wider community by providing activities to keep young people engaged and off the streets, helping to reduce anti-social behaviour.”
The club’s Red Neighbours team, who specifically work in the Anfield area and surrounding postcodes of L4, L5 and L6, are also supporting ASCC’s activities throughout the summer.
Red Neighbours currently delivers a number of activities that run at ASCC including walking football, walking netball and Eat Well Spend Less cookery sessions for local families.
Adam Clarke-Jones, manager of Anfield Sports and Community Centre, added: “We are delighted to have the support and financial backing of the LFC Foundation as well as continued help from the club’s Red Neighbours team with our wider programme of activity here at ASCC.
“Our centre aims to support the local community by providing a range of inclusive activities that everyone can access. We are so grateful for Liverpool Football Club’s continued assistance through the LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours team because it enables us to keep delivering more for our local residents.”