Foundation pledges continued community support during difficult times
AFC Fylde Community Foundation has pledged to continue supporting the local community during these challenging times.
The charitable arm of AFC Fylde Football Club is running multiple strands of assistance and provision throughout the Fylde Coast virtually and through other at-length platforms, to ensure they follow government guidelines.
The Foundation are aiming to help as many sectors as possible to be of most value to the community.
At the outset of the corona crisis, the Foundation teamed up with local organisation Laugh, Live, Love Lytham, with staff deployed to help deliver key essentials and food to vulnerable people across Fylde.
These invaluable hours of dedicated support quickly ensured that those most vulnerable and unable to leave their homes were able to receive supplies in line with government advice and necessary personal safety requirements.
Now the organisation is helping local people stay entertained, fit and healthy at home by running daily live sports and physical activity sessions through their social media channels.
The innovative live workouts take place every day at 10am, each one focusing on a different theme to ensure people of all ages and ability can get involved.
In addition, AFC Fylde Community Foundation are also running various mentoring projects through online video streams, such as their popular Veterans Cafe. This is to assure people that they are still able to reach out to others and are not alone during these testing times.
Community Development Manager Matt Agnew takes great pride in the fact the Foundation can continue to support the community.
He said: “We understand these are incredibly testing times for everybody. Whilst we have had to postpone or cancel all our flagship programmes, we are proud to still be able to deliver sports and mentoring support through our social media channels.
“We feel it’s really important to continue supporting and engaging with our participants and making them aware that we still care and will remain here for them.”
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