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 the recent Lockdown 2.0, volunteers within Cumberland FA affiliated Clubs have once again been supporting their local communities through a variety of different ways.
Last week we highlighted the efforts of Whitehaven AFC in supporting their local communities; Today we are shining a light on the fantastic off the pitch efforts from Northside FC:
Northside FC are a one team adult Club who play in the Workington and District Sunday League, they were the 2019-20 Sunday Cup Runners Up.
The Club Secretary Jamie Moore has been volunteering at the local foodbank, run from the community centre in Northside, delivering parcels every other day and will continue to do so in the lead up to Christmas.
During the half term holiday, a burger van (Sizzling Simon) was organised to give a hotdog, chips, a drink and a goody bag to everyone on Northside and Siddick who wanted one.
The offer was open to everyone, supporting all ages in the local community.
With help from Workington Town RLFC, Northside FC players and local businesses (Lakes Bulls, Triple S Scaffolding, L&K Curwen and Sizzling Simon) contributing, there will be more than 160 children receiving selection boxes and toys for Christmas day.
The following Clubs have also shown their support to Jamie and Northside FC in getting involved in supporting the local community: Blue Bell FC, Packhorse FC, Grapes FC, Workington Athletic FC and Workington Reds Junior's.
Jamie commented “The team I run is Northside FC and all the lads have been fantastic in helping me build up a brilliant service, it’s been a real team effort.”
Jamie continued “It's hard to explain over how hard it actually is to get those in need to come to the food banks. The food and toys are there and available, it's just getting people to come inside and take the help.”
For further support, you can contact the Food Bank and all communications will be confidential.