Having a baby is a challenging time for new mothers but in the midst of a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic their need for support is all the greater.
To that end Liverpool have stepped in by donating baby clothes and essential items to Liverpool Women's Hospital.
More than 20 bags of babygrows and clothes were taken to Anfield's community launderette, Kitty's Launderette, to be washed, sterilised, and then delivered to the hospital by volunteers from the club's staff.
Members of #LFCFoundation's @iwill_campaign Team & @LFC staff have organised a local drop off, collecting baby clothes from friends, families & members of our community and donating bags to @LivHomelessFC.❤️💙#UnityIsStrength #iwill pic.twitter.com/VEBbsAcbB5— LFC Foundation (@LFCFoundation) May 7, 2020
Liverpool have also donated welfare packs containing other essential items such as club sleepsuits, bibs, a rattle, a teddy bear, as well as a T-shirt and toiletries for new mothers.
As a gesture of gratitude to hospital staff for their hard work during the pandemic, the club have also provided chocolates and treats.
"This support means so much to all the new mums at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, especially at such a difficult time," Kate Davis, head of fundraising at the Liverpool Women's Hospital Charity, told the club's official website.
Matt Parish, director of LFC Foundation, said: "We hope that this donation will go some way to helping new mums get off to the best start in what is already a challenging time."