Earlier this year Cumberland FA had a considerable amount of nominations for the ‘CFA Lockdown Hero’ – with not only individuals nominated but teams and clubs too.
During the previous lockdown there was some fantastic efforts from Clubs supporting their own communities – whether it was within the community or through keeping the interest of players going with challenges and regular virtual social support.
During Lockdown 2.0, volunteers within Cumberland FA affiliated Clubs have once again been supporting their local communities through a variety of different ways.
Today we are shining a light on the fantastic efforts Whitehaven AFC have been doing, take a look below:
Coaches Zoom Sessions
Coaches at Whitehaven AFC have been delivering online Zoom sessions to their teams with some very special guests, including Manchester United FC and England International Dean Henderson!
Football Boot Scheme
At the beginning of the season, Whitehaven AFC asked for donations of old / used football boots and now have around 50 pairs to distribute to local youth players. The Club are offering these football boots for free to those in need, as well as swops for youngsters who’ve grown out of their boots and need a bigger size.
Luke Johnston, Whitehaven AFC Chairperson said “These are cleaned and offered through our social media channels and to our team coaches to families who may need a little help. It’s no secret that kids grow out of their boots not long after they’ve been bought them. The majority of the boots collected are practically brand new.”
To donate, arrange a swap or ask for a pair please contact the Club.
Whitehaven AFC are on a mission; to support the local community with food parcels to those who need them.
The Club have so far received donations of food from coaches, parents, players as well as Morrisons Supermarket and more recently, Tesco who donated a full cage of food.
There has also been almost £500 of monetary donations to support the food parcels for the vulnerable, elderly, isolating or families who need the support across Whitehaven and the surrounding areas.
The food parcels are completely confidential and can be requested from the Club.
The Club have set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise funds for the food parcels.
Visit the Whitehaven AFC Food Parcel Appeal page
Volunteers from the Club have made and delivered 250 meals to the elderly, families, vulnerable and people who are isolating over two separate days.
The hot meals were delivered by volunteers straight to people’s doors and were very well received.
Tomorrow Whitehaven AFC U18’s along with Whitehaven Amateur Boxing Club (WABC) are doing a sponsored run/ walk around the fells to raise money for presents and food for families who need it this Christmas.
Visit the Sponsored Fell Run WAFC & WABC Page
Watch Highlights from Home
The Club have also purchased two VEO cameras which are ready to go once football returns. You’ll be able to see highlights of their matches (adult and youth) throughout the rest of the season.
On Monday we will shine a light on Northside FC on their work for the local community.
Stay Connected and Stay Safe this Christmas..