Posted By : Jon Rayner
Westend Community Champions
On Saturday 7th November, a group of 10 volunteers from Westend Juniors visited the Jubilee Centre, a local foodbank in Paddock, Huddersfield to see how they could support vulnerable families suffering hardship due to Covid-19.
They are a group of 10 - 16yr old community volunteers who play for Westend Juniors.
Shaun Weatherhead Westend Club Secretary said "the young volunteers found the experience was both overwhelming and truly humbling"
Since that visit, they now linked to a second foodbank, the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield and are now collecting more food donations from their local community.
Over the past few days they have received referrals from 6 local schools to support vulnerable families/children with presents/gifts for Christmas 2020.
Shaun said "What's genuinely heart-breaking is the fact that most charities/organisations who would traditionally support vulnerable families at Christmas, they're not collecting donations this year due Covid-19"
Shaun told us "our young volunteers and myself felt we should be doing our bit", "we have decided to launch ' Christmas Covid Mission' to support children and vulnerable families at Christmas
The following is an appeal from the Club
Grassroots Football rooted in its community!!!
Grassroots football has the power to transform a child/family’s life and its influence is genuinely immeasurable!
Anyone, who has ever kicked a football, can recall the joy on Christmas Day of opening a present to reveal a brand-new ball and the excitement spent honing your skills, visualising you're your football hero... we've all been there!!.
Please can your Club/Team help by donating just ONE new football? (all sizes welcome)
If every club donates just one new football, we could potentially collect over 100 footballs... just imagine the difference grassroots football can make!!!!
We're operating fully compliant under Covid-19 guidance and current Lockdown rules for voluntary work supporting vulnerable groups.
If you require any further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Shaun 07841 632023
On behalf of Westend Community Champions
The HJFL are proud to announce that our League sponsor Macronstore Wakefield upon seeing the appeal have kindly donated
2 boxes of Kids Jackets
Shaun told us he was "blown away with their generosity" .
If anyone can help, please contact Shaun 07841 632023
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