Liverpool FC has donated much-needed baby clothes and essential items to Liverpool Women's Hospital to assist new mums and their newborn babies during the COVID-19 outbreak.

LFC staff collected more than 20 bags of baby grows and clothes for new mums who have recently given birth at the hospital and who may need a helping hand during these challenging times. The clothing was taken to Anfield’s community laundrette, Kitty’s Laundrette, to be washed, sterilised, and then delivered to the hospital by staff volunteers.

In addition, the club has donated welfare packs containing other essential items such as LFC sleepsuits, bibs, a rattle, a teddy bear, as well as a T-shirt and toiletries for new mothers.

As a special ‘thank you’ to hospital staff for their hard work during the pandemic, LFC has also provided chocolates and sweet treats with the aim of boosting morale and team spirit.

The items were gratefully received by maternity matron Alison Murray, deputy head of midwifery Sue Orchard, community midwife Jill Hughes, and health care assistant Claire Roberts.

Kate Davis, head of fundraising at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital Charity, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Liverpool FC and the LFC Foundation. This support means so much to all the new mums at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, especially at such a difficult time.

“The donations of baby clothes and LFC goody bags will undoubtedly cheer everyone up. It’s wonderful to see the community of Liverpool coming together to support one another - thank you LFC!”

Matt Parish, director of LFC Foundation, added: “Our priority is to support young people and families across Merseyside, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. We hope that this donation will go some way to helping new mums get off to the best start in what is already a challenging time.”