LFC Foundation celebrated its fifth annual LFC Foundation Day at Anfield on Saturday during the Reds' Premier League match against Watford.
At the game, the club’s official charity showcased the transformative work it does in the Liverpool city region and raised a total of £47,017 through the event’s fundraising initiatives.
Using the power of the LFC badge, LFC Foundation makes a huge difference in people’s lives – from providing sports and physical activity sessions for local children with complex and additional needs, to delivering projects that inspire young people to take their own positive action within their communities.
Saturday’s annual celebration saw pre-match activities take place in the Family and Fan Zones, with LFC Foundation coaches leading fun and inclusive sessions and providing information on how children, young people and families can get involved in its range of programmes.
At half-time, LFC Foundation director, Matt Parish, was joined by world champion heptathlete and Reds fan Katarina Johnson-Thompson for a pitchside Q&A and a special presentation with LFC Foundation’s Participant of the Month.
“I am delighted by the reception that our fifth LFC Foundation Day received at Anfield on Saturday,” said Parish.
“Foundation Day is an important celebration in our calendar because it provides an opportunity to showcase all the amazing work that is happening week in, week out.
“The money raised is just fantastic and it will enable us to continue doing what we do best within our community and I thank the fans for their amazing and continued support.”
Online, and in the stadium, supporters had the opportunity to support the charity’s military veterans and men’s health programmes through playing the LFC Lotto.
For the last super draw of 2019 players not only had a chance to win a huge cash prize and LFC memorabilia but could also get their hands on two tickets to the Manchester United fixture on Sunday January 19.
Fans based in the Main Stand and the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand hospitality lounges also helped to support LFC Foundation’s work, through a fundraising silent auction to win exclusive LFC and sporting memorabilia and money-can’t-buy experiences.
A global fundraising sweepstake was also launched on Friday as part of LFC Foundation Day, giving Reds supporters the chance to meet Georginio Wijnaldum at Melwood.
For the chance to win, fans can continue to donate at charitystars.com/sweepstake.
To find out more about the work of LFC Foundation, and how you can get involved, please visit foundation.liverpoolfc.com.