ClubLegends charity matches raise £1.45m for LFC Foundation
LFC Foundation announced today that its two most recent official Liverpool FC Legends charity matches with Manchester United and Celtic have raised an incredible £1,450,000.
The Reds’ charity extended its heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the LFC family for their ongoing support of the matches, which welcome some of the club’s most-loved former players back to Anfield all in aid of LFC Foundation.
The announcement was made with the help of local school children at half-time of Liverpool’s dedicated ‘Community Day’ fixture with Brentford at Anfield on Saturday. In recognition of LFC Foundation’s 20th anniversary, the matchday was also used to showcase the fantastic work the charity delivers every day of every week in local communities across Merseyside and beyond.
One-hundred per cent of the £1.45m raised will fund LFC Foundation’s programmes delivered in local communities and schools, including social action, football projects, health and wellbeing, and food poverty. LFC Foundation’s charity partners will also benefit from the funds to support their incredible work, including Cash For Kids, IntoUniversity and the club’s official former players association, Forever Reds.
Last season alone, LFC Foundation’s award-winning programmes and projects have supported more than 83,000 people and directly delivered £8m into the local economy and contributed nearly £25m in health benefits.
Matt Parish, LFC Foundation chief executive, said: “Once again I am absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity and continued support of the LFC family, and on behalf of LFC Foundation I would like to express my sincere thanks.
“£1.45m is a huge amount to raise, especially in these financially challenging times. These funds will help us to directly support more young people and families across Liverpool City Region and beyond and make a real impact.
“I’d also like to thank our incredible legends, who so generously give up their time for free to help us stage our official legend charity matches, which are always fun-filled family occasions for our fans to enjoy.”