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Walsall Football Club makes donation to local foodbanks

15 December 2022

Club News

Walsall Football Club makes donation to local foodbanks

15 December 2022

Walsall Co-Chairman Ben Boycott, Trivela Group’s Wesley Hill and midfielders Brandon Comley and Ronan Maher both delivered food parcels to two local foodbanks earlier this week.

The food parcels were made up of donations from the club, Walsall supporters, our Principal Partners Poundland, who donated a number of selection boxes, and Morrisons, who supplied a number of food parcels as well.

The food parcels were delivered to both Bloxwich and Blakenall Foodbank and Walsall North Foodbank in Pelsall.  

The Saddlers Co-Chairman was grateful to all supporters who donated and praised the fantastic work foodbanks do in the local area.

“The work that the local foodbanks are doing is fantastic for the community and for us to be able to support that as a football club is something that we’re proud to do,” said Ben.

“We’re thankful to our supporters and everyone who has donated items to make this all possible.”

Comley and Maher both stressed the importance of helping the local community, particularly during the difficult winter months.

“I think it’s very important for the club to continue to help out in the community,” Comley said.

“The club gets a lot of backing from the community and the people of Walsall and for us to be able to play a small part and giving back where we can is something we’re happy to do, given the time of year and the current living climate.”

Maher added: “At this time of year, given the cost-of-living crisis, it’s really good that as a club, we can come and help people in our community that need it.

“To come and see the work that the volunteers do here behind the scenes is really good.”   

Walsall North Foodbank Manager Jon Maltman was grateful for the donation and highlighted how valuable the support foodbanks receive is at this time of year to help those in need in their local communities.

“It’s absolutely essential to us all,” he said. “It’s great to have Walsall Football Club involved, you have supported us in previous years and we appreciate donations from everywhere and every source.

“We are fortunate to have so many community-based associations and I know Walsall Football Club is looking to extend further its links with communities.

“We only focus on people within the Walsall borough, occasionally in an emergency we might trip over to Cannock or Burntwood if they’re shut but our primary focus is the Walsall borough.

“Working with the community and getting links in to doners is essential to allow us to help those people in real need.”

Carl Bolton from Bloxwich & Blakenall Foodbank is delighted with the generosity shown by the local community and is grateful to all those who have donated a number of items.

“We’re so thankful for the support that we have received from the football club,” he said.

“The donations will be going out to local families this Christmas and the amount we have received will really make a difference to those who need it most.

“The current climate is challenging for a number of reasons and it’s due to the kind generosity of the club and the local community that we can help aid and give back to anyone who needs the support during this period.”

We would like to say a huge thank you to all supporters who made a donation.

Your generosity is very much appreciated.

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