Following their Premier League Champions success, Liverpool FC called upon the support of local school children and care home residents in Anfield and Kirkby to help design two community murals.
Schools and care homes that work with the Club’s community team, Red Neighbours and it’s official charity, LFC Foundation, were asked to draw, sketch, or paint a unique design which symbolises what the Reds being crowned Premier League champions means to them, their friends, families and local community.
Each mural, which is centred around the theme “We are Liverpool. You Are Our Champions,” has been developed in recognition of the ongoing support of the Club’s local communities across the successful, yet ever-challenging 2019/20 season.
The artists at MurWalls, carefully and skilfully translated the best designs into two community murals, and work on both designs started this week. One mural will be located underneath LFCTV’s container on Anfield Road and the other will be situated at Northwood Community Centre in Kirkby.
Support for the elderly and creating memorable experiences for young people form key areas of focus for the Red Neighbours programme, alongside food poverty and the promotion of physical activity. Throughout the lockdown period the team, alongside the Club’s charity, LFC Foundation, has made over 950 calls to local vulnerable people as part of the LFC connect service, and delivered 1,000 fresh meals every week to those unable to leave their homes or without the income to go shopping, as well as community groups, school hubs and key workers, as part of the club’s COVID-19 Community Response work.
Forbes Duff, Red Neighbours Senior Manager, said:
“It was a pleasure to get our residents involved in this initiative following the club’s Premier League success.
“With these two murals, we want our local communities to know that the Club’s recent success is a reflection of their ongoing support and dedication throughout the years.
“At this football club we are a family, and we hope that these community murals represent that.”
The LFC Foundation, which is based in Anfield, works with over 8,500 school children in 24 schools across the Liverpool City Region each year through its successful schools’ programme.
Matt Parish, LFC Foundation Director added:
“This is an exciting and expressive project that has allowed us to engage with our partner schools during a very difficult time to produce a beautiful and celebratory piece of artwork.
“We really want our local communities realise the important role that they play in our success and this project allows us to acknowledge them in two permanent murals.”
To find out more about LFC’s community projects and recent news, please visit the Reds dedicated community news pages here.