Whilst Ashton United will still feel the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic the Robins will not suffer the worries of potential failure of the business, as might be the case in some quarters. The effect on many in the community of Hurst and District, home to many of the clubs’ supporters, their families and friends, is devastating.
We are hearing reports of loneliness and isolation, stress and anxiety, food and essential items shortages, deteriorating physical and mental health, the need for bereavement counselling, and shopping needs. Our team of volunteers are working together daily with community partners in Smallshaw Hurst Community Action Group to tackle these issues head on.
Football, the game we love, is not important at this time. What matters is how we face the trials and tribulations brought to us by this devastating virus, together! We have joined together with the trustees of our charity partner Ashton United in the Community in an effort to raise funds to continue to support our local community.
If you feel you can contribute financially, no matter how large or small, please donate via PayPal by clicking Robins Relief Fund which takes you to the home page of the charity’s website. Then click the donate button: 100% of the funding we raise will be used to help address local issues brought about by Covid-19.
Ashton United in the Community has already provided funding for leaflets and printing; to purchase food, essentials and activity packs, and has today committed an additional £2,000 in support.
Labour Deputy Leader Angela Rayner MP, Patron of Ashton United in the Community, referring to the efforts to help local people said, ‘this is typical of my local constituents mobilising to ensure that nobody is left isolated or without support; as a community we believe in helping each other in times of difficulty. I am proud of the comradeship and community spirit they are demonstrating.’
Jonathan Burke, Joint Chairman of Ashton United said, ‘Local people are the lifeblood of our club. They have been with us for generations throughout the 140 years we have been at the heart of Hurst. Now is the time for us to do what we can to reciprocate their support; we must all come together and do whatever we can to help each other.’
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