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Local community hero scoops Steve Morgan Foundation award

LFC Foundation – strategic partner of the Steve Morgan Foundation – recognised local community champion, Jeanette Phillips, at its 2024 Community Awards at Anfield for her outstanding dedication to local people.

Jeanette, who works at Northwood Community Centre in Kirkby, was presented with the Steve Morgan Foundation Award at LFC Foundation’s 2024 Community Awards, which celebrates and honours the incredible people, organisations, and charities whose efforts have made a significant impact in the community during the past season.

The award, which celebrates the partnership between LFC Foundation and SMF, recognised Jeanette’s commitment to maximising the partnership over the past five years to give back to the community, all whilst embodying the club’s values of Dignity, Unity, Commitment, Ambition, and Equality.

Our strategic partnership with LFC Foundation identifies communities across the Liverpool City Region that require support and, through consultation with local community members, LFC Foundation’s delivery team delivers a range of programmes and opportunities through its community hubs network to local young people.

LFC Foundation’s Community Hubs based in Toxteth, Birkenhead, Bootle, Kirkby and Anfield are thriving as a result of the support from the Steve Morgan Foundation and strengthened by the dedication of key staff such as Jeanette.

On receiving her award Jeanette said:

“This really means the world to me, I’ve never won anything. I was that happy I burst into tears, I would like to say thank you again for everything. The award ceremony was amazing from start to finish”.

Gemma Smith, Head of Programmes at LFC Foundation, said:

“From the moment Jeanette joined, she has poured her heart and soul into our organisation. Every week, without fail, Jeanette offers her warmth and support to everyone who walks through our doors. Whether she’s cooking lunches, calling out bingo numbers, or simply lending an attentive ear, Jeanette has a remarkable talent for making each and every person feel valued and welcome. Her honesty, reliability, and unwavering loyalty are matched only by her boundless compassion and infectious enthusiasm.

“Despite facing her own health challenges, Jeanette remains a steadfast presence in our community. She never hesitates to show up, always with a smile on her face and a willingness to lend a helping hand. Her resilience and positivity inspire us all.”

Liam Eaglestone, CEO of the Steve Morgan Foundation added:

“We are delighted to be able to recognise Jeanette and her incredible work with this award. Her passion and commitment have had such a positive impact on the local community, and we are lucky to have her as part of the partnership delivery team.”

LFC TV’s Peter McDowell hosted this year’s LFC Foundation Community Awards, alongside Liverpool Legends Steve McManaman, David Fairclough and Chris Kirkland who presented the awards.

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