Blackpool FC Community Trust welcomed families to Bloomfield Road on Thursday 16 March, as part of the Winter Warm-Up Hubs initiative supported by Blackpool Council, Blackpool FC and Segantii Capital Management.

The Bloomfield Road stadium doors are open throughout the week to help with the cost-of-living crisis. Children and families in need attend ‘Family Hubs’ where they are provided with a warm meal, homework club and other activities.


On Thursday, current players Jordan Thorniley, Callum Connolly, Luke Garbutt, Curtis Nelson, and Rob Apter, as well as club legend Charlie Adam, met families and took part in activities, before handing out matchday tickets for Blackpool’s upcoming game against Coventry City on Saturday 18 March as part of the EFL’s ‘Together – Supporting Communities’ campaign supported by partners eBay.

Launched in November 2022, the EFL’s ‘Together – Supporting Communities’ campaign has seen EFL clubs provide community services and matchday offers to help people during the cost of living crisis. EFL clubs also run food banks and clothing donations, as well as offering stadiums as warm spaces for members of disadvantaged communities in England and Wales.

EFL partner eBay has committed to supporting the campaign, through the provision of almost 3,000 match tickets, including those handed out by Blackpool players, allowing supporters and people in the local community who may not usually be able to attend EFL fixtures the opportunity to do so, bringing communities together with their local EFL club.

Blackpool FC legend Charlie Adam said:

“We had a fantastic day meeting the families and children at Bloomfield Road. It was great to see the positive impact that the Community Trust is having on local people and the smiles we got from being able to provide them with free tickets as part of the EFL’s Together – Supporting Communities campaign. As someone who spent two years playing for Blackpool, I feel it’s important to give back and support initiatives like this that make a real difference to the community.”


Sarah Bryant, Director of Small Businesses at eBay commented:

“eBay is proud to support the EFL with the ‘Together – Supporting Communities’ campaign. As part of our wider partnership with the EFL and Small Businesses United, we aim to shine a light on, and support local businesses and communities and we are delighted to help bring communities closer to their clubs.”


For more information on the EFL’s Together – Supporting Communities campaign, please visit: https://www.efl.com/news/2022/november/efl-launches-together—supporting-communities-to-help-households-during-cost-of-living-crisis/