The Leamington & Warwick Coventry City Supporters Club have been busy raising over £500 to help within the local Leamington & Warwick community during the unprecedented times caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Leamington & Warwick Supporters Club was founded in 2017 and has over 230 members and travel to all home and away CCFC matches.
However with football currently suspended, the Supporters Club have used their local network to try and support the local community through a range of online fundraising by members.
Having already raised £250 to buy hand cream for the nurses and those in the children's ward at Warwick Hospital, they have now raised another £250 to donate various items to the Foodbank at St. Mary’s Church in Leamington.
Members of the Supporters Club visited the Foodbank on Wednesday to deliver the items.
Juggy Chima, from the Leamington and Warwick Supporters Club, said:
“This is a difficult and testing time for us all and we need to support each other – not only as CCFC fans, but in support of our local community. If ever there was a time to show that the Leamington and Warwick CCFC Supporters Club exists both for our football club and our local community in times of need, then this is it.
“We attend every home and away game as a Supporters Club, so naturally, we desperately miss watching the lads play week in and week out. After one of the best league campaigns in living memory, we are absolutely gutted that we have not been able to celebrate what promised to be an unforgettable end to the season.
“However, just as difficult has been not meeting up with our fellow Sky Blues, so to ensure that we all maintain regular contact, as well as helping within our local community, Paul Howes, Andy Martin and I decided to set up a weekly fundraising competition which has been broadcast live on social media every Saturday. The response from our members has been unbelievable, helping us to raise over £500 for local frontline staff and our local Foodbank in recent weeks.
“Our next fundraising initiative is a ‘FA Cup competition’ which will run over the next 5 weeks with some CCFC memorabilia as prizes for those taking part. Please see our website for more details and how you can become involved.”
Dave Boddy, Chief Executive at Coventry City, praised the work of the Supporters Club during these difficult times for the community.
Boddy said: “We’re delighted and proud to see the Leamington and Warwick Supporters Club doing such fantastic fundraising work to support the local community in these difficult times for everyone. We have worked closely with them over the last few years, and there dedication to the football club and their community is huge and it’s great to see their commitment extend to this work at this time too.”
For more details about the Leamington and Warwick Supporters Club, please visit their website at lwccfc.club or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information regarding the Food Bank at St Mary’s Church can be seen here: https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/warwickdistrict/