Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Reds bring Christmas home with its final festive video

The Reds bring Christmas home with its final festive video

 

Liverpool FC has today revealed its third and final Christmas video, which focuses on tackling the important issue of social isolation during the festive season and bringing the magic of Christmas home to local communities. 
 The story begins just outside Anfield Stadium and follows an elderly gentleman as he reminisces on some of the greatest moments he's enjoyed throughout his life while supporting his favourite team.

Sprinkled with magic throughout, a few famous faces greet the elderly supporter, with Milner giving a gentle nod from a billboard and a Shankly figure coming to life in his house to recite one of his famous speeches. 

However, the video also carries a very important message as Christmas can be a difficult time for some people who may feel isolated or alone - particularly during what has been a difficult year for many - and the importance of looking after our loved ones and neighbours, especially those who may be vulnerable or in need.

The video comes as part of the club's Christmas campaign message 'Bring the magic home' – highlighting the closeness and togetherness of the club and its supporters, particularly at Christmas. LFC hopes the 'magic' in the videos will bring a smile to everyone's face and help make this Christmas a really magical one.

To help tackle the issue of social isolation and food poverty in the build-up to Christmas, the club has launched 'Operation Christmas Magic' - a club-wide community campaign, which is focused on supporting local people in need.

LFC's Red Neighbours team will donate and deliver 1,500 Christmas food hampers to local residents in Anfield and Kirkby. 

The hampers will include fresh food to prepare a turkey roast dinner and a host of festive treats.

LFC Retail has also stepped in and donated 1,000 LFC gifts to Radio City's 'Cash for Kids' Mission Christmas toy appeal so no child wakes up on Christmas morning without a present.

 If you would like to show your support, you can donate to Radio City's 'Cash for Kids' Mission Christmas campaign here. Fans can also support by donating new and unwrapped gifts and dropping them off at collection points located at any Liverpool FC Store in Liverpool, Chester or Ireland.

Alternatively, you can text the word CITY to 70910 to donate £10, or CITY to 70920 to donate £20. 
If you have been affected by any of the themes or issues in this video, or would like to know more about the work that Liverpool Football Club does in the community or to get involved yourself, please visit https://www.liverpoolfc.com/christmas-support

Each Christmas video has been revealed separately over the Christmas period, with all three instalments available to view now at www.liverpoolfc.com/christmas.
Christmas can be a difficult time for many people.
If you or someone you know needs specialist support, please contact:

Age UK - 0800 678 1602
Samaritans - 116 123
MIND - www.mind.org.uk
Childline - 0800 1111

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