Red Neighbours serve up Christmas dinner to 600 local people

CommunityRed Neighbours serve up Christmas dinner to 600 local people

Published 18th December 2021

Anfield’s local community enjoyed a festive feast in the run-up to Christmas thanks to LFC’s Red Neighbours team.

Held across five days, the club welcomed 600 local people to enjoy a three-course Christmas lunch served as part of LFC’s Operation Christmas Magic programme – bringing communities together this festive season. 

Volunteers from club staff, Anfield Road Stand contractors Buckingham and Spirit of Shankly committee members helped dish out the food in The Boot Room and lead a seasonal sing-along.  

Hosted by Alan Kennedy, Margaret Aspinall and club chaplain Bill Bygroves, guests included local residents and members of the Red Neighbours Walking Football and Walking Netball sessions. 

Forbes Duff, senior corporate social responsibility manager for Red Neighbours, said: “It’s been an incredible week of celebration for our local community and a highlight in our Operation Christmas Magic programme. 

“Many of our guests have struggled with isolation this past 18 months impacted by the ongoing pandemic. Bringing them together safely to celebrate is wonderful. Last year we didn’t get the chance to host this event, making this year extra special. 

“We would also like to thank the volunteers who made this possible and came to support us. It is thanks to everyone involved we can continue to support and help the people in need.”

Special thanks to club partners Standard Chartered and NH Foods, which kindly donated funds to cover the cost of all the Christmas lunches.

Published 18th December 2021