Last Monday, Eight first-year scholars went down to The Oracle to assist local elderly residents with their Christmas shopping, alongside the Reading Borough Council.
All of the players offered their support to those less able, and they also gave out chocolates to shoppers around the area.
Our Academy players helped the residents by pushing their wheelchairs, helping them to choose presents and clothes, carry their bags, and keeping them company on their shopping trip in the heart of town.
Giving up their time to support the local community were Myles Roberts, Jeriel Dorsett, Ethan Bristow, Oliver Pendlebury, Fabio Sole, Kian Leavy, Thierry Nevers, Jordan Murray and U18 coach Ryan Williams.
The event was organised by Reading Borough Council and supported by Red Cross, The Oracle, Readibus and local retailers – as well as our Academy players!
It was established to give some of Reading’s older residents, and those with disabilities and mobility issues who find it difficult to get into the town centre, a special Christmas shopping evening. For many of the attendees, it is the only time of the year that they get to come into town.