Liverpool FC Foundation and People's Postcode Trust
21 August 2012
The affectionately entitled ‘beautiful game’ is one that prides itself on bringing entire communities together, encouraging team spirit and promoting healthy living.
Liverpool FC is leading the way in ensuring all local youngsters, particularly those living with disabilities, enjoy and benefit from all that team sports has to offer.
Respect 4 All, a project pioneered by Liverpool FC Foundation encourages young disabled people to broaden their horizons by taking part in sport. Launched in September 2008, Respect 4 All provides disability coaching four nights a week at two locations in Liverpool and thanks to £40,000 awarded by People’s Postcode Trust, a charity funded entirely by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, this successful programme can continue to offer free sessions.
“Football regardless of race, gender or ability, is a national passion and can break through all perceived barriers”, comments Clara Govier at People’s Postcode Trust, “and this project, while sport is at its core, also provides a chance for families to come together, make friends and support each other.”
While the projects main focus is on football, a variety of sports will be on offer. The sessions, that run during school term time, are particularly aimed at young people who are visually impaired, physically disabled, or have severe learning difficulties and are wheelchair users.
With over £20 million raised for charities so far by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, this impressive project is one of over 800 projects funded by People’s Postcode Trust in Great Britain. 40p from every £2 ticket supports good causes, making a real difference in our players’ communities. To find out how you can win great prizes and support charities, visit https://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/.
Read more about about LFC Foundation and the Respect 4 All centres here: http://www.liverpoolfc.com/community/respect-4-all