News — July 9, 2013 18:24

LFC Renews Top Award For Excellence In The Community

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LFC renews top award for excellence in the community Liverpool FC has successfully renewed its prestigious CommunityMark, the UK’s national standard for leadership and excellence in the community. LFC was first awarded the CommunityMark in 2009 and continues to be recognised for the positive impact it has on stakeholders in Liverpool and overseas through its community programmes.

1 -Liverpool FC Foundation which provides inspiring opportunies for children and adults in Liverpool and overseas

Organisations are invited to renew their CommunityMark, which is endorsed by HRH The Prince of Wales, every three years, and as part of the renewal process they must successfully demonstrate the value and benefits of its community activities.  Ian Ayre, Liverpool FC’s Managing Director, said: “As a socially responsible business, we are proud of our heritage and the proactive role we play in our communities today and for the past 20 years. “We are delighted to successfully renew our CommunityMark which is recognition for the excellent work achieved through our Foundation and the great emphasis we put throughout the Club on serving our community both here in Liverpool and overseas.” Liverpool FC was presented with the CommunityMark at a Gala Dinner in London with Prime Minister, David Cameron, and Business in the Community’s Chief Executive, Stephen Howard, presenting the award to the Club.

2 -Business in the Community Awards Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall in London where LFC received the CommunityMark award

Mr Howard, said: “I congratulate Liverpool FC for continuing to be part of the growing network of CommunityMark companies today. “Business has a vital role to help create vibrant and prosperous communities. CommunityMark holders are at the heart of this movement, demonstrating an impressive commitment to identifying and responding to social needs. “Crucially, these companies understand that excellence in community investment not only has a positive and valuable impact on society, but also creates real business benefits, and Liverpool FC continues to demonstrate this. “We hope their example will inspire many more businesses to put responsible behaviour at the heart of how they do business,” he added.

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