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EFL club together with The British Red Cross during the month of June

12 June 2023

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The EFL are clubbing together with their Official Charity Partner, The British Red Cross, this June to bring people closer through football.

As part of the partnership with the Football League, the clubs within will be working with the charity side-by-side over the next two years to combat loneliness throughout the United Kingdom as one in five people are currently experiencing some form of loneliness.

The British Red Cross is rooted at the heart of these communities, and with your support, we can help connect them and build resilience so loneliness can be tackled once and for all!

Find out a few ways they can help throughout this week below:

Kindness activity pack for schools

We’re working with the EFL and EFL Trust to deliver a free national initiative for young people in schools. The activity pack encourages children to positively combat loneliness by focusing on kindness and teamwork.

Over the course of the week, children will complete activities that will encourage them to think about how to look after themselves so they can become stronger members of their teams, as well as social interaction with others and the importance of friendship.

Find out more HERE.

Bespoke EA Sports FIFA 23 kit

Give your team a new look, whilst supporting a good cause! Our bespoke Let’s Club Together kit is available for a limited time only on EA Sports FIFA 23. You can catch it in-game throughout Loneliness Awareness Week.

Bringing communities closer through football

Last October, The British Red Cross’ Young Refugee Team were given the opportunity to visit Queens Park Rangers (QPR).

After a friendly kickabout with people from QPR’s own community scheme, they headed to the stadium to enjoy a live match. It was a chance for them to meet like-minded people and form lasting friendships through a mutual love of football.

Loneliness podcast and blogs

The British Red Cross have developed a range of practical activities you can do to help you boost your well-being, confidence, and ability to reach out and communicate with others. Find out more about the support available.

Listen to their podcast to hear others speak about their experiences of being lonely and what they did to overcome it. Explore our blogs about loneliness for suggestions on how to reach out for support. 

Help us all tackle loneliness together!

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