Worcester City FC Launch Foodbank Appeal
Once again, Worcester City FC and the Supporters’ Trust have proven their commitment to the local community, with their ‘Sticking Together’ Initiative in Support of Worcester Foodbank.
Worcester City FC are asking supporters to support their local community through donations to the local Foodbank in Worcester. This comes at an extremely important time, with foodbanks across the country seeing a 47% rise in demand between April and September of this year. With the country in the midst of a second lockdown, the food banks will once again be in further demand. With rises in unemployment and those in work facing reduced pay either due to a cut in hours or being placed on furlough, the numbers of people claiming Universal Credit in Worcestershire has skyrocketed and the 5-6 week wait for the initial payment of Universal Credit has forced many to seek the foodbank’s support. For more information about some of the issues regarding Universal Credit, see our previous article.
Worcester City FC, whose fan-ownership model and move back to the city we covered in a previous article, have again shown the importance of the club being placed back in the city and rooted in its local community. The ‘Sticking Together’ Initiative builds on the club’s previous work within the community, including foodbank donations drives earlier in the year and donations made to a local school’s PPE mask fundraiser during the height of the pandemic.
The ‘Sticking Together’ Initiative in Support of Worcester Foodbank asks fans and all connected with the club to make a one-off donation of £5 or more, or set up a regular donation to the Worcester Foodbank. In return, the club will post out a set of five Worcester City ‘ultra stickers’ for free in return. Once you have made a donation, you can email your postal address and name to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll post the stickers out to you. The club asks if you would like to receive an ultra stickers set for your donation—please make sure to use your name when donating so they can cross check who has donated. At the time of writing, the club hoped to donate £1000 to the Foodbank and have already £521.41 in 48 hours of the initiative’s launch.
On the launch of #StickingTogether, Director Luke Cox said ‘given the lockdown, we wanted to find a way for the Worcester City family to safely get behind a local cause from home. We know how much the supporters care about being a part of the city and doing our bit. This felt a fitting way to show solidarity with Worcester through such an important cause during a very difficult period.’
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If you want to support your local community in addition to a donation in these difficult times, then please consider volunteering with the following organisations: