The Linnets have joined forces with their local Spar food store to deliver a little cheer to some of the clubs elderly and vulnerable season ticket holders during the coronavirus pandemic. From next week club volunteers will be delivering care packages to some of the club's senior supporters and to make a brief check on their general well being.
Speaking after the announcement of the link up between the football club and Spar, which is located a couple of hundred yards from The Walks stadium on Tennyson Road chairman Stephen Cleeve said ' I would like to thank Spar and their staff for stepping up to the plate and supporting us in this joint venture. We have a good working relationship with them having assisted us on previous projects and being most generous in this latest venture.
The football club has been keeping in contact with some of our elderly supporters via telephone calls and I thought that by making a brief visit to their homes to deliver these care packages could make a real difference. I know that a few of them have been really struggling with this situation and by calling by, having a brief chat , all by following the socially distancing measures , we can put a smile back on their faces. The wellbeing of our supporters is always a concerns of the club and by doing something like this I believe it makes the bond between the club and supporters even stronger'.
Spar supervisor Connor Thrower added 'As a store and a company as a whole we are committed to support the local community that we serve. Our shop is situated close to the football stadium and brings in added footfall on a matchday. In the past we have also helped the club by providing paint and painting the dressing rooms and last year we assisted in the revamp of the Blue & Gold Sports Bar. The football club are a well respected part of the local community and the club is also highly valued by everyone at the Tennyson Road store and we had no hesitation when being asked to help in this latest project'.
Pictured are Spar supervisor Connor Thrower and senior supervisor Louise Hall handing over the food care packages to the football club's health and safety officer Jamie Farr.
Picture by club photographer Tim Smith