Liverpool FC this week delivered 25,000 protective face coverings to the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) headquarters in Liverpool city centre.
The club's official charity, LFC Foundation, donated the masks to the Liverpool CCG - the organisation responsible for planning health services for the city.
The Liverpool CCG will distribute the medically approved face coverings for free to local GPs initially and will identify further need in the health system to donate any remaining masks to.
Matt Parish, director of LFC Foundation, said: “We are delighted to donate these important face coverings to the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, which we hope will make a difference locally.
“We, like so many, are so proud of the work that the NHS does for us all 365 days of the year and it’s important to us that we help wherever possible.
“It was a pleasure to meet with some local GPs on Tuesday and I hope these masks will help to support their vital work.”
Jan Ledward, chief officer for NHS at Liverpool CCG, added: “On behalf of the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, I’d like to thank LFC Foundation for this generous donation, which will be used to protect local NHS staff and patients from COVID-19.
“During these difficult times it’s more important than ever that local organisations and individuals come together to support their local community to make a real difference.”
The club has also launched a range of LFC face coverings for supporters. Proceeds from the sale of these products will continue to contribute to LFC Foundation’s support of the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These face coverings are now available to pre-order and are washable and reusable. Please note, these coverings are not medically certified for professional use.