Throughout this lockdown period, our Community Trust have continued to serve our community.
And beyond the fitness sessions for fans and the food parcels to food banks, they keep coming up with new ingenious ideas of how they can help those in need and spread a little happiness amidst so much anxiety.
Our Community Trust's Deputy Manager, Richard Witt, offered his services as a voluntary shopper for RVA Reading voluntary action on the very first day of lockdown.
🍞 Food parcels delivered to the door of those most in need by our Community Trust19 April 2020
When he arrived at the Cowshed, a local charity which provides support to people of all backgrounds in a time of personal crisis, Richard saw how many clothes they had collected and he learned more about what they do to supporting families in need.
So our Trust came together and decided to donate and deliver a large amount of Reading Football Club kit and trainingwear which had been set aside for some of the students our Trust normally work with.
First team shirts, tracksuits, trainers, shorts and socks were gratefully received and Richard hopes to drop off another delivery of old sports kit from the Trust in the coming weeks.
"We are delighted by the generosity of Reading Football Club, who today donated a huge amount of kit and trainers for us to pass on to our clients!" the charity posted on social media. "It means so much to us as a small charity to have such fantastic local support!"
And no-one is forgotten by our Trust's coaching staff. Last Sunday, Richard also delivered food to the armed forces personnel who were working at Madejski Stadium in the operation of the mobile testing unit for COVID-19. Our frontline workers are always at the forefront of our minds and they were delighted to receive some sweet treats and soft drinks for all their staff.