Yeovil Town FC would like to thank all the persons and agencies who helped make the recent Christmas appeal such a huge success.
The campaign, which was driven in partnership with the club’s charitable arm, Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust aimed to help provide basic foods and comforts to those at need this Christmas.
As well as collecting items for the Lord’s Larder, the campaign received a huge late boost when the Quedam Centre donated a Town Centre unit for four days. This move by the Centre proved to be key as it enabled the campaign to directly distribute donated water bottle and children’s shoes to those in need and provided a platform for it to link in with other groups in the area who could ensure the same items reached other families and homeless persons in need, both before Christmas and at other times of the year.
In total 100 specialised water bottles, several hundred pairs of children’s shoes and an impressive array of groceries will have found their way to those in need.
The project was driven by one of the club’s new owners Errol Pope who worked closely with Club Padre Jim Pearce and Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust Manager Sara Bradley.
The club would like to record it thanks to everyone who has donated so generously to the campaign either via logistics or volunteered time support including, Jones Building Group, Yeovil 4 Family, the Quedam Centre, R&R Entertainments, Howard’s Motor Group, David Coates, Nick James, Brendon Owen, Sharon Swaine, Sara Bradley, Lewis Winter, Jodie Robinson, Sam Fisher, Louis McCarten, Kirstie Baker and Sarah Woodward.
Particular thanks go to Gail Brooks and Lesley Heron. Gail was a great motivator and was a key organiser for the entire project whilst Lesley donated shoes and gave up her time to come down to the unit to help out on the ground.