Bolton Wanderers players, Manager Keith Hill and his back room staff have clubbed together to support the humanitarian response to the Covid 19 crisis in Bolton.
They have donated over £4,000 to one of the key local response charities Urban Outreach who with other key partners in the town have set up the humanitarian hub at the Trinity Retail Park in Bolton where food is distributed every day to those most vulnerable in the town as a direct result of this crisis.
The Club Captain Jason Lowe said “ We hope that this can contribute to the cause during this difficult period”.
Dave Bagley, Chief Executive of Urban Outreach, said” We have had a really brilliant relationship with the Club and over the years this has become more like a close family, we have stood together in support of each other for the benefit of Bolton on many different occasions.
"Today we face as the Bolton Family the most challenging of times and once again we find ourselves across the Borough coming together on a scale never before experienced.
"This donation from the players, Manager and staff is fantastic and will go a long way to helping us with ensuring the Councils Humanitarian Food Hub is able to face whatever comes its way. Thank you to all those who contributed. Together We Are Bolton."
Urban Outreach was a key organisation that supported the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust to set up the foodbank at the Club during the period when staff were not being paid and so this is a real opportunity to give back.
The hub is set up to respond to needs on a daily basis and is distributing food parcels across the borough. If you can help support the hub in any way either with the giving of food, making a donation or volunteering please contact Sam Bagley at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to hear and see more about the work of Urban Outreach have a watch of Family Faith Football found on You Tube under BWFC FFF. Here you will see the variety of ways the Club and Community Trust are responding to the Covid 19 crisis in Bolton in partnership with many others across the town.