LFC Women Star inspires on What To Do
Liverpool FC Women’s star, Gemma Bonner, inspired the people we support to achieve their dreams this International Women’s Day 2023, in an exclusive inspirational session on our charity’s accessible online activity platform, What To Do.
Joining people we support in a special Meet and Greet, Gemma provided encouragement and guidance, drawing on her experiences as one of the country’s top footballers. The session brought together fans across Britain, from local ‘Reds’ to supporters from Aberdeenshire.
Gemma also shared important advice with participants about improving self-confidence and following your dreams, and inspired participants to set their own goals for the future. From taking flight in an airplane for the first time, to joining football teams and drama groups, the excited attendees shared new ambitions in this special workshop.
Gemma said, “It was fantastic to meet some brilliant people from Community Integrated Care on What To Do. We had great discussions about self-belief and the importance of people that support you, which everyone connected with. I loved hearing the group share their talents and set new dreams for the future. I hope they got as much out of it as I did.”
Lewis Webster, Sports Inclusion Communications Manager at Community Integrated Care, was delighted with the session. He said: “Community Integrated Care exists to enable people to lead the best lives possible. We aim to promote inclusion, create opportunity and tackle discrimination across our work in sport and beyond.”
“We could think of no one better than Gemma to help us celebrate International Women’s Day. She’s a fantastic role model and has broken down countless barriers in her life and career. Her story was both inspiring and relatable, and really helped the people we support to consider their own aspirations. Everyone who was part of the session loved working with Gemma, and we look forward to joining forces again.”
This special event is another example of how Liverpool FC, LFC Foundation and players have made a positive impact on Community Integrated Care. From helping to coordinate the delivery of essential supplies during the pandemic, to creating special experiences at Anfield Stadium, the club and its charity has a been a positive presence in the lives of people it supports in recent years. This relationship reflects our charity’s important national role in utilising sport to transform the independence and opportunities of people who access care and support.