Free Christmas Meal for our Community

As part of Blackpool FC Community Trust’s (BFCCT) ongoing efforts to support our community, on Thursday 21st December BFCCT held a Christmas Meal for members of our community who may be lonely during the festive period.

It was a pleasure to invite over 100 people to our free Community Christmas Meal.  On the day we welcomed people from our NAAFI breakSporting Memories and Pool Together Warm Hub who all enjoyed a delicious Christmas meal and took part in a quiz in the Matthews Suite at Blackpool FC Stadium.

Rachel Leaver, Community Navigation and Living Support manager said,

We are so proud to be offering our Christmas meal again this year. It is always a huge success and the room is filled with joy and laughter. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for many people but can also be the loneliest time for others. It is important that we take the time to support our participants who are on their own to enjoy the festive period with us. Rowley’s provide a fabulous meal and our staff and academy players serve and entertain.

 A huge thank you to Campbell and Rowley Catering, who kindly organised the food and service, and to Blackpool FC for providing the venue free of charge, because of their support we have been able to make this season a bit more cheerful for those who attend our sessions.

We would also like to say a big thank you to the Blackpool FC Academy team for supporting the Christmas meal.. Every one of the young men engaged with the participants and kept themselves busy throughout. It was lovely to hear so many positive comments from attendees. Older generations rarely get to spend time with younger people and they thoroughly enjoy it. The maturity, initiative and hands on nature of the young men is a credit to them and the staff who work with them. They helped us to spread the joy to people who are lonely and isolated and they should be incredibly proud of themselves.

Another thanks goes to the Blackpool FC fan volunteers, staff from our local NatWest for coming along to help and Glasdon for donating gifts. Thank you!

We look forward to welcoming our community back to our sessions which will recommence from Monday 8th January.  May we take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

For more information about Blackpool FC Community Trust please, call: 01253 348 691 or follow BFCCT on social media.