Fleetwood Town Community Trust has joined forces with the Football Club to provide vulnerable people across the community with essential supplies and a hot meal, straight to their door.
When Father John Hall, vicar of the parish of St David's and St Peter's and the force behind the newly formed Fleetwood Together, contacted the Community Trust and described the levels of need across the town, the Trust immediately put together a plan of action.
Fleetwood Together is a group comprising smaller groups and charities in the area, all with the same goal, which is supporting vulnerable families and people isolated and in need within Fleetwood during these particularly troubling times.
The Community Trust decided that hot meals were essential, so they enlisted the help of the club, who kindly offered to cook the meals in the kitchens at Highbury Stadium, before staff members from the Trust and volunteers from the town delivered them to isolated families who were highlighted by Father John.
In addition, Fleetwood Town also donated an abundance of tinned foods, drinks and fruit which were distributed along with the hot meals.
“The generosity of the Community Trust and Fleetwood Town, along with the other volunteers, really goes to show the strength of spirit across the town,” said Father John.
“It’s so wonderful to see everyone looking out for each other, particularly those who are most vulnerable at this time.”
Andy Pilley, Chairman and owner of Fleetwood Town, added: "These are uncertain times for the whole country and the wider world, so when we were approached by the Community Trust and asked to team up to support elderly and vulnerable people in our local area, we jumped at the opportunity.
“I'm enormously proud of the flexibility and professionalism of the team here at Fleetwood Town, who always rise to any challenge that comes their way."
Pete Murphy, Chairman of Fleetwood Town Community Trust said: “At times like this our community has to work together. The Community Trust worked with a local charity at Christmas to provide a lunch for some Fleetwood families, and this is a continuation of our partnership.
"The Club is at the centre of all things Fleetwood, and long may that last.”
If you would like to help by donating tinned food or sanitary products or anything else which may help, please contact Mr Shaun MacNeill on 07889 133 445 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information about Fleetwood Together.