Rotherham United were pleased to support local community group ‘The Centre’ at Brinsworth with the donation of the meals which had been provided for the first-team for their postponed trip to Brentford on Saturday.
Upon learning of their postponement following an outbreak of Covid-19 within the camp, Performance Manager Ross Burbeary made contact with the club’s Community Sports Trust to divert the delivery of the meals to ensure that they could be put to good use in the local area.
Having contacted a number of charities and homeless shelters within the local area, it was Brinsworth’s Community Centre who responded confirming that they would like to take the first team up on their offer, with meals put to use to support their ‘hot food project’.
Their community hub supports the old and vulnerable people within Brinsworth and the surrounding area and their efforts throughout the pandemic has ensured that, in particular, those who have had to ‘shield’ from the virus have received the essentials they have needed.
Head of Community Jamie Noble was pleased to ensure that the meals were put to good use despite the Millers trip to London being postponed on Friday, in turn, ensuring members of the Rotherham community continue to be cared for by the Brinsworth organisation.
“After taking the phone call from Ross Burbeary, we were only too happy to ensure that the meals found a good home with one of the many worthwhile causes in the local community,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“We reached out to a number of charities and when our friends at Brinsworth replied saying they could put the meals to good use at such short notice, we were more than happy to facilitate their delivery.
“Alongside many other similar organisations in Rotherham, ‘The Centre’ at Brinsworth has continued to look out for our elderly and vulnerable throughout this pandemic, so the idea of making their work that little bit easier over the weekend was perfect for us.
“The meals consumed by our players on their travels are packed with nutritional value and the guys at the community centre were incredibly grateful for their donation, as were we.”
For the purposes of clarity, the meals in question were delivered straight to our Community Sports Trust from our suppliers and therefore, did not come into contact with anyone from the first team, who may have contracted the virus.