This week is Volunteers’ Week, and we’re taking this chance to say a big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers across Coventry City Football Club and Sky Blues in the Community for their hard work!
Volunteers’ Week normally takes place from 1st – 7th June every year. It's a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
During the coronavirus pandemic, many are focusing on supporting volunteers to take on coronavirus-related volunteering roles to help communities cope with the many consequences of coronavirus.
While the Coronavirus has stopped much of this work and meant a more subdued Volunteers’ Week celebration nationally, it is important that we take time to thank each and every volunteer for their selfless efforts in supporting the activities of the Football Club, SBitC and our partner organisations.
Our brilliant matchday Family Zone is run and managed by a dedicated team of volunteers with support from the Club and led by lifelong fan Pat Raybould, who give up time on matchdays to set up and run a range of entertainment and activities for young supporters and their families. This also extends to being a key part of the JSB Party, that is adored by our young fans too.
We would like to thank Pat and every single one of the Family Zone volunteers for their time and effort over many years, and know they are looking forward to seeing young supporters and providing activities to them again when they are able to.
Sky Blues in the Community have a number of volunteers who help run their activities alongside their coaches and staff in a range of projects, including sport, health, inclusion and education. Whether it’s delivering sessions, making tea and coffee after a session or providing support to participants, volunteers play a key part.
Pictured is the recent Macmillan Walking Football event, which was organised by volunteer Ron Bannister. You can read about the event here.
During the Coronavirus, SBitC staff and volunteers have been volunteering to help support the elderly and vulnerable in our community at this difficult and uncertain time. SBitC are working with Moat House Community Trust and other volunteers as part of the Tesco Fair Share scheme, and delivering food packages to vulnerable people in the area.
Whether it is the Family Zone volunteers, Sky Blues in the Community volunteers, the committee from the Former Players Association, or those involved at the CCFC Academy or the many other volunteers throughout the Sky Blues set-up, and those who run Supporters Clubs – we thank all of the volunteers past and present for their selfless contributions to Coventry City Football Club and our community, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
For more information about Volunteers’ Week, visit volunteersweek.org