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LFC Foundation celebrates inaugural Community Awards

By Charles Cornwall

LFC Foundation celebrates inaugural Community Awards

LFC Foundation recently celebrated its first-ever Community Awards at Anfield.

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The ceremony of Community Awards aims to champion participants, volunteers and partners who demonstrate the club's and LFC Foundation's core values. On Thursday July 7, LFC Foundation invited guests to attend Anfield and celebrate all of their hard work and commitment to the charity over the past year.

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Special guest and former Reds goalkeeper Chris Kirkland presented the awards, alongside the head of youth and skills, Gemma Smith. LFC Foundation chief executive Matt Parish said: “I'm proud to have welcomed all of our community champions to Anfield to celebrate our community awards.”

"In order to succeed, we need support from coaches and staff in classrooms, on football pitches, in community centres and workspaces; but also from our participants and supporters who attend our programmes and help us to fundraise and promote social action." There were 12 awards presented to the guests throughout the night.

The full list of the 2022 winners below

Carvell Cushion - Dignity Award: Staying true to yourself, treating people well and earning respect through honesty and integrity.

Mrs Cleary, Kirkby C of E Primary School - Unity Award: Believing in each other's abilities and working to bring the best out of one another, whilst collaborating for the common good across our community.

Mia McGrath - Commitment Award: Putting your heart and soul into everything you do, whilst always going the extra mile and focusing on continuous self-improvement.

Layla - Ambition Award: Having the courage to take risks and learn from honest mistakes, knowing that dreams will be achieved, and nothing is impossible.

Malachi - Equality & Diversity Award: Promoting equal opportunities for all, giving every individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.

Sam Dutton - Kicks Legend Award: Recognising volunteering work during PL Kicks sessions.

Kieran Baillie - PL Primary Star Award: Valuing a dedicated and passionate teacher who champions LFC Foundation and PL Primary Stars in their school.

Peter Pountley - #iWill Award: Recognises practical action in service of other people to create a positive change in their community.

Liverpool Harriers & AC - Community Supporter of the Year Award: The organisation that has supported the Foundation's mission through generosity and kindness.

Luis - Champion of the Year Award: An overall winner is decided from this season's Champion of the Month winners.

Liz France - Volunteer of the Year Award: For volunteers that have supported the Foundation's mission, demonstrating a high level of commitment, dedication and passion.

Lewis Analay - Young Person of the Year Award

LFC would like to thank each of the participants, volunteers and partners who have helped build LFC Foundation into what it is today, and looks forward to working together closely in future.

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