The LFC Foundation, the club's official charity, hosted an awards evening this week to celebrate its most dedicated volunteers.

The Albert Dock played host to the awards on its floating pontoon, which saw LFC CEO Peter Moore present the outstanding volunteers with their awards, alongside club legend Ian Callaghan and LFC Foundation director Matt Parish.

This is the first time the LFC Foundation has hosted a Volunteers Awards, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, to recognise the work of their volunteers and the difference they make.

Last season, over 2,000 volunteer hours were donated to LFC Foundation programmes in the local community. 

Nine awards were handed out during the evening, including the Volunteer of the Year 2019 Award, which was presented to Paul Fallows.

“I am so overwhelmed by this award and just delighted," Paul said. "I’ve been volunteering with the Foundation for over three years on their veterans’ programme and it’s something I really enjoy.

"It gives me purpose and the opportunity to give back to others like myself. I am a veteran and have suffered with depression and PTSD and volunteering really does help.”

LFC Foundation Volunteers Celebration Evening 2019 Award winners:

  • Pay it Forward Volunteer Award - Claire Keith
  • Youth Panel Volunteer of the Year Award - Rebecca Stapleton
  • Team Player Volunteer of the Year Award - Ibraheem Awad
  • Student Volunteer of the Year Award - Rinchen Tuladhar and Brett Duffy
  • Volunteers Ambassador Award - Gemma Smith
  • Outstanding Contribution Volunteers Award - Stephen Hunt, Paul Fallows and Ibraheem Awad
  • Rising Star Volunteers Award - Millie Slater and James O’Flaherty
  • Volunteers' Volunteer of the Year Award - Ibraheem Awad
  • Volunteer of the Year Award - Paul Fallows
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