Liverpool Football Club’s official charity, LFC Foundation, has made a £225k donation to Alder Hey Children’s Charity for the hospital’s new research, innovation and education facility.
The funds donated were raised by LFC fans and the wider LFC family who attended and supported the LFC Foundation’s Legends Charity Match at Anfield in March 2017 alongside other LFC Foundation fundraising activities held across the year.
The Institute in the Park, will enable the hospital to develop better, safer medicines and treatments to benefit young patients at Alder Hey and children across the world. The aim is to develop the next generation of medicines and interventions that are even more effective, and safer to treat children for generations to come. The Institute will also be home to the Alder Hey Academy, which will aim to provide the very best healthcare education across the NHS and abroad.
LFC legends including Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and Gary McAllister, who took part in the LFC Foundation’s Legends Charity Match earlier this year, visited the hospital to meet with some patients who are benefitting from the research taking place at Alder Hey.
Andrea Cooper, head of LFC Foundation said: “It is really fantastic to be able to make this donation to Alder Hey Children’s Charity for such an important cause and we know from our fans that the health and life chances of children and young people is an issue close to their hearts.
“We have a long standing relationship with the hospital and it is exciting to see the innovative research programmes that are being undertaken which make a huge difference to the lives of so many children and young people.
“It’s thanks to our fans and the LFC family that we raised an amazing £1m at last year’s legends charity match, in addition to funds raised at our other fundraising events, and we are hoping to achieve the same level of support this year. The funds we raise don’t only fund our own Foundation programmes but they support our other charities and non-profit partners including; University of Liverpool and INTO University North Liverpool project, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as well as Alder Hey Children’s Charity.”
Clare White, CEO, Alder Hey Children’s Charity said: “We are delighted to receive this substantial donation from the LFC Foundation. This will enable us to support the hospital’s vision of becoming a world leader in child health through research, innovation and education. This is another example of how our long standing partnership with LFC and the LFC Foundation is making a huge difference to the lives of children both now and in the future. Thank you so much to all the LFC fans who have made this possible.”
This year’s LFC Foundation Legends Charity Match will see the LFC Legends take on the legends of Bayern Munich on Saturday 24th March, 2018 at Anfield. The game will see Liverpool FC Ambassador, Robbie Fowler captain the Reds side with the hope of claiming another LFC Legends victory in front of the Kop. Tickets for the game are priced at £20 for Adults, £5 for Juniors and £15 for Over 65’s. Tickets are available to purchase online HERE
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