Rotherham United’s Community Sports Trust are ensuring that they are still able to make an impact in the local area, despite having to reduce their services as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and have today taken part in a ‘food drop’ to Clifton Learning Partnership.
Head of Community Jamie Noble facilitated the delivery to the Eastwood Village-based organisation who are a registered charity dedicated to providing support and services to ensure that they give every child and family the best chance to succeed.
With the UK encouraged to stay at home wherever possible following Government advice and with many elderly and vulnerable people are unable to get out to the shops without putting themselves at risk, the Community Sports Trust were keen to help make sure nobody in the area is left short of supplies during this difficult time.
With that in mind, Clifton Learning Partnership are organising food packages for the local community around Eastwood and the surrounding area and the Millers wanted to make a contribution to the cause in the form of pop, crisps and snacks.
Speaking after his distanced drop-off at the charity, Jamie explained the importance of this project and indeed the many others like it in the local area.
“Whilst many of us are still able to get to the supermarkets for essentials, we have to remember that a lot of people within our community are not, and rely on the help of family and friends throughout the year to help them with their shopping,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“When we heard about the project being undertaken by our friends at Clifton Learning Partnership we were keen to get involved and hopefully our donation can help to make a difference.
“It is so important that we follow the Government’s advice and stay indoors unless it is absolutely necessary to do otherwise and hopefully, with the help of organisations like Clifton Learning Partnership, we are able to reduce the need for people to leave the house.”