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Reds COVID Community Response – A Life Changing Year in Numbers

Over the past year LFC Foundation and the club’s Red Neighbours programme together have responded to the immediate need created by the COVID pandemic by focusing on three specific areas that were most immediate – social isolation, food poverty and wellbeing.
 
That decisive action has supported the community:

  • Wellbeing – we supported the physical and mental health of our communities by delivering 800 virtual fitness sessions, created online grassroots sports programmes for 7000 children and supported 69 local schools helping teachers and children to stay active
  • Social Isolation – we made 1400 calls totalling 400 hours of chats to let people in our community know they’re not alone. 
  • Food Poverty – we raised £320,000 to help people struggling to feed themselves; prepared, cooked and delivered 52,000 fresh meals to families and collected over 15 tonnes of food which fed local people.
Reds COVID Community Response - A Life Changing Year in Numbers

Matt Parish, CEO LFC Foundation said:

“Even before the pandemic struck our work across all of the communities we support was absolutely required and I think it’s these long-standing relationships which enabled us to react quickly as the inevitability of the pandemic developed and prop up those areas where we knew people would need it most.
 
“Although we’re immensely proud of our staff and volunteers for wrapping their arms around the community to this extent, none of these achievements from the past year are to be celebrated. They are a heart-breaking reflection of the devastating impact the pandemic has had on our people and reinforce the reason we all go to work every day.”

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