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Alley Angel recognised on International Women's Day

Liverpool FC mark International Women’s Day with an event for local women who've made a difference to the community

Liverpool FC mark International Women’s Day with an event for local women who've made a difference to the community

The event was held at Anfield on March 7 and saw some wonderful women, who've made a significant contribution to their area, as well as Liverpool and beyond, invited - one of which was our very own Alley Angel, Sue Whittingham.

   

Sue and these other inspiring women were invited onto the pitch before kick-off to be acknowledged by the crowd, and were then hosted in the boardroom for the game, where guest speakers including Dame Kelly Holmes, were in attendance.

Sue was invited due to the tireless work she puts in to making Anfield Village a place to be proud of.

James Coates, Community Regeneration Officer, said, "Sue has been the driving force with our Alley Angels Crew. Without her passion, can-do attitude and pride of living in Anfield Village, our project would have taken a little longer! Sue absolutely deserves this and we are so happy for her to be recognised by LFC in this way. It's a dream come true for her." 

Sue works four jobs and on her only day off has committed herself to the Anfield Alley Angels Project. As well as taking part in clean up activities, she is always front and centre in engaging with her local residents and fellow neighbours by door-knocking to encourage them to recycle and to love where they live.

Sue’s famous Butterfly Garden is well known locally and is the meeting point HQ of the Anfield Alley Angels. In her own words, she just likes to “keep busy” and to her fellow Alley Angels, she is our “amazing Sue.”



Our partnership with Liverpool FC over the last two years has grown from strength to strength and the Neighbourhood Reds are a fantastic team of people, who's work makes a real difference to YHG residents.