Rugby Borough FC awarded grant to help most vulnerable in town - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Borough FC awarded grant to help most vulnerable in town

Rugby Editorial 24th Aug, 2020   0

RUGBY Borough are delighted to have received almost £6,000 from the National Lottery – supported by the Government and DCMS – to help the most vulnerable in Rugby during the transition back from lockdown.

Whilst lockdown was fully in place, a team of volunteers from the football club have been helping people in isolation with limited or no family or friends contact.

Commenting on the news of the £5,960 grant, community champion at the club Brian Crinigan said: “We have delivered more than 300 meals to dementia sufferers, along with 38 afternoon teas to cheer people up.

“We’ve picked up prescriptions and delivered them, collected shopping lists, completed the shopping and delivered it back to the customer.

“We’ve also picked up the phone to those who are lonely and taken board games for people to play.

“The feedback has been fantastic and we will be able to continue to deliver these services thanks to the Community Fund grant.

“It has been a pleasure to help out and to show the football community is strong within our borough. With more than 800 players, RBFC is a big part of that community and at this uncertain time we are proud to serve in the community.

“The donation of 300 Easter eggs to the NHS at St Cross was another special gesture by the club and was very much appreciated by the staff at the hospital.

“The club has also kept its players occupied with football quizzes, games and training videos until proper training could start again.”

The Rugby Borough FC Covid-19 group has also received funding from Heart Of England, Western Power, Tesco Bags for Help and WCC Councillors Fund.


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