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Coronavirus: How our clubs show support in community

27 May 2020
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See the ways in which Premier League teams and their foundations help local people and health services during the coronavirus pandemic

Premier League clubs have been helping those in their local communities most in need during the coronavirus pandemic. 

In its statement of 17 March, the League committed £20million to support the NHS, communities, families and vulnerable groups. This includes a direct financial contribution to the NHS and funds to enable the clubs to refocus efforts and develop significant outreach programmes to help communities, including those most in need.

Below is a summary of the work each club have been doing.

AFC Bournemouth

- Activity packs for young fans to download (Full story)
- Club reach out to vulnerable and socially isolated fans (Full story)
- Easter eggs given to foodbank (Full story)
- Online education/fitness activities for young people (Full story)
- Tickets for NHS staff (Full story)
- Cherries Community donate to two hospitals
- Activity videos keeping people in care homes active
- Supporting schools with kids of key workers
- Helping catering suppliers deliver food to fans
- Online networks set up for vulnerable groups
- Thousands of items donated to foodbank (Full story)
- Players and staff help make nearly 3,000 calls to supporters (Full story)
- Squad donate to domestic abuse outreach and refuge services (Full story)
- Wellbeing campaign supports physical and mental health (More)
- Squad back campaign by donating signed boots for NHS auction (Full story)
- Smith donates 10 iPads for patients in hospital to use (More)
- Hospitality and Events team offer recipes for fans to make at home (Full story)
- Cook calls six-year-old fan running 100 miles for NHS (watch) (More)
- Mepham in video Q&A with young fans (More)
- Trust launches first education activity pack (Full story)
- Jack Stacey does Q&A session with Primary Stars youngsters (watch)

Arsenal

- Double Club educational materials for home schooling (Full story)
- Staff in regular contact with vulnerable young people (Full story)
- £100,000 given to charities and cars made available to mental health workers (Full story)
- Foundation distributes £50,000 to Islington Giving's Emergency Fund (Full story)
- Club cars taking NHS workers from home to work (More)
- Supporting Job Centre Plus to fill vacancies and with e-learning
- Phone calls to elderly and food collections made
- Digital support for vulnerable young people
- GO And Learn with Arsenal: Free access to language app (Full story)
- Foundation helps deliver emergency supplies to local area (Full story) (More)
- Mustafi pledges 16,000+ meals with donation to Arsenal Foundation (Full story)
- Drinks and snacks delivered from stadium to NHS Trust (More)
- Mertesacker sends message to young fan hospitalised with COVID-19 (watch)
- Foundation has now delivered over 120,000 meals to Islington Council (More)

Aston Villa

- Fresh food donated to local charities for vulnerable (Full story)
- Stadium kitchens providing hot meals
- Phone calls to vulnerable locals (More)
- Donations to NHS for staff wellbeing (Full story)
- FIFA competitions for young people
- Supporting parents of vulnerable young people
- Working with Children's Trust on virtual hub activities
- Online fitness resources for different age groups
- FIFA20 match between Konsa's Villa and Jota's Wolves raises money for children's hospice (More)
- Hause releases song, with all proceeds going to NHS (Full story)
- Club join forces with NHS Trust to deliver maternity care at stadium (Full story)
- Hundreds of hot meals cooked at Villa Park for vulnerable people (Full story)
- Grealish holds raffle for NHS with chance to win his shirt from derby match (More)
- Mings calls school teacher to thank him for his work (watch)
- Club ambassador Taylor checks up on fans aged over 80 (More)
- Club legend Little calls members of Foundation's Dementia Cafe (More)

Brighton & Hove Albion

- Cancer patients helped by online activity programme (Full story)
- Get active: Brighton help fans with home workout (Full story)
- Stay well: Healthy recipes and positive mental health activity
- Keep learning: Football-themed worksheets and lessons (Download)
- Staff and players give elderly fans calls (Full story)
- Match tickets donated to NHS workers (Full story)
- Donation to homeless charity (Full story)
- Exploring storage of NHS equipment and using car park for testing
- e-zine keeping younger fans entertained this Easter (Full story)
- AITC launches Together in the Community to support people across Sussex (Full story)
- Amex converted into drive-in COVID-19 testing centre (Full story)
- Players and directors donate over £260,000 to new charity fund (Full story) (More)
- Bruno posts video message on domestic abuse (watch)
- Albion deliver food to vulnerable families and fans (Full story)
- Young fans asked to design posters thanking NHS workers (Full story) (More)
- Alzate makes donation to help families in Colombia (Full story)
- Albion thank NHS and key workers on special home shirt (Full story)
- 5,100 meals delivered throughout the local area over last month (More)
- Burn and Bernardo's online Q&A with AITC (Full story)
- Albion As One donation to help provide food parcels (Full story)

Burnley

- Stadium facilities made available to NHS (Full story)
- Tickets offered to NHS staff (Full story)
- Contribution to campaign for more PPE for NHS staff
- Players call older fans in the community (Full story)
- Phone mentoring for vulnerable young people
- Club to pay all casual matchday and non-matchday workers (Full story)
- Players back community foodbank effort (Full story
- Foodbank delivery service for most vulnerable 
- Activity packs for children, adults and elderly (Full story)
- Foodbank serving bigger numbers with 655 people fed (Full story) (More)
- Staff offer advice to help supporters stay healthy (Full story)
- FIFA20 tournament organised for PL Kicks participants (Full story)
- Staff offer advice on how to look after your mental health (Full story)
- Advice on keeping active (Full story)
- Catering department producing 250 meals a week for foodbank (More)
- Players and staff send messages of support to NHS staff (More)
- Stadium used for pre-booked coronavirus testing (Full story)
- Burnley's community response in numbers (See)
- Free healthy lifestyles programme (More)

Chelsea

- Hotel at Stamford Bridge offered to NHS staff (Full story)
- Car park offered to NHS staff and local hospital
- Ex-players helping club stay connected with older fans (Full story)
- Online learning resources provided to kids (Full story)
- Equipment and activities packs sent to vulnerable 
- Squad donate to foundation to help vulnerable (Full story)
- Community staff help out at Windsor Foodbank (More)
- IT help to elderly to keep them in touch with family
- Blues team up with domestic abuse charity and match donations (Full story)
- Disability team offers drop-in clinic to plan activities (Full story)
- Rudiger paying for nurses' catering for at least three months (Full story)
- Rudiger to provide 60,000 face masks in Sierra Leone (Full story)
- Providing over 115,000 meals for NHS workers, elderly and vulnerable (Full story)
- Medical team volunteering for critical roles with NHS
- More than 10,000 people take part in virtual soccer schools during Easter holidays
- Lampard video-calls an NHS doctor (Full story)
- Mason Mount video-calls a senior Chelsea fan (Full story)
- Providing 500 exercise packs and workbooks to schools (Full story)
- Azpilicueta surprises key workers' children in virtual classroom session (watch)

Crystal Palace

- Club and players donate to Age UK Croydon (More)
- Activity education book for young fans (Full story)
- Foundation helping in schools and projects with young people (Full story)
- Season-ticket holders over 70 offered support (More)
- Guidance to fans on physical health (Full story)
- Tips to fans for maintaining mental health during isolation (Full story)
- Club call on fans to support local food bank (Full story)
- Super Draw raises thousands for foodbanks (Full story) (More)
- Phone mentoring for vulnerable young people 
- Wilfried Zaha offers use of flats for NHS
- Palace Pad Chat takes mentoring online (Full story)
- Club help to deliver 3,000 protection masks to local NHS Trust (More)
- Expert advice on how fans can stay healthy during Ramadan (Full story)
- Townsend offers tips on maintaining mental health at home (watch)
- Chefs making 1,500 meals a week for NHS staff and vulnerable people (Full story)
- Bright does 26 challenges in 26 hours to raise money for Palace for Life (More)
- Super Draw raises thousands for Palace Kitchen (More)
- Selhurst Park offered to London Ambulance Service crew for refreshment and rest breaks (More)

Everton

- Club make £50k donation as part of "Blue Family" (Full story)
- Carlo Ancelotti and players phone isolated fans (Full story)
- Blue Family reaches out to ex-players and managers (Full story)
- Digital platform offers education, health and fitness activities (More)
- Everton in the Community (EitC) gives parents guide to home schooling (Full story)
- Theo Walcott's home fitness guide (Full story)
- EitC's home workout (watch)
- Developing platform to continue mentoring vulnerable young people
- Goodison Park to light up blue for NHS staff and autism (Full story)
- Richarlison and Mina provide support in home towns (Full story) (More)
- Everton supporting foodbank's unprecedented challenge (Full story)
- Kean helps buy respirators and face masks for Italian hospitals (Full story)
- Club call oldest member of their Veterans Hub (More)
- "Blue family" campaign reaches over 3,000 people in first month (Full story)
- Tackling the Blues programme to expand its delivery (Full story)
- Everton champion therapy service for people with mental health problems (Full story)
- The People's Grub videos offer recipes and cooking tips (watch)
- £10,000 worth of produce donated to foodbank (More)
- Players donate signed boots to raise money for NHS (More)
- 'Sit and knit' group making baby items to raise money for Liverpool Women’s Hospital (Full story)
- £15,000 worth of produce donated and delivered to North Liverpool Foodbank (More)
- Club employee raises more than £5,000 for Blue Family campaign (Full story)

Leicester City

- Junior workbooks to keep kids educated and entertained (Full story) (More)
- Stadium car park and other facilities offered to NHS
- Staff help stack shelves at Co-op (More)
- Virtual football camps with films and tips
- Vulnerable and elderly contacted by postcard and phone (More)
- e-Sports programme for young people
- Staff volunteering for NHS 
- Gift of a Wish scheme provides funds for local causes (Full story)
- Virtual engagement plan to continue community impact (Full story)
- Club ambassador Alan Birchenall calling older fans (Full story)
- Morgan backing campaign to stop racism against NHS staff (Full story)
- Fans invited to nominate 'champions' to reward acts of kindness (Full story)

Liverpool

- Club launch emergency foodbank appeal (Full story) (More)
- Steven Gerrard Foundation supports LFC's Emergency Foodbank Appeal (Full story)
- Reds provide video of exercises and games (Full story)
- Phone calls and "virtual cuppa" with isolated fans (Full story)
- Stewards volunteer to help at local supermarkets (More)
- Volunteers help pack food parcels for vulnerable (Full story)
- Players and Foundation donate £40,000 to foodbank
- Foundation starts Breakfast Club delivery service for local families (Full story)
- Head of fitness and conditioning Andreas Kornmayer's mobility and core workout (watch)
- Red Neighbours team deliver 1,500 Easter eggs (Full story)
- Foundation plans virtual school sports day (More)
- Liverpool donate to hospital and players send messages to staff (More)
- Robertson connects with LFC Foundation and Red Neighbours members (Full story)
- Supporters' clubs ensure members stay connected (Full story
- Reds mark supportive message to NHS on Anfield turf (Full story)
- Club bake and deliver cookies to more than 300 pharmacies (Full story)
- Foundation launches online safeguarding campaign (Full story)
- Support for charity delivering treats to key workers in care homes (Full story)
- Chefs producing 1,000 meals a week for key workers and vulnerable people (Full story)
- Link-up with health and exercise provider keeps over-50s active (Full story)
- Club donate baby clothes and essential items to Liverpool Women's Hospital (Full story)
- Club staff voluntarily walking the dogs of vulnerable pet owners (More)
- Reds support new mums at Liverpool Women's Hospital (More)
- Klopp connects with isolated Liverpool fans (watch)
- Club to support Tranmere Rovers in assisting the local community (Full story)
- 'Stay Safe' hub launched on official website (Full story)
- Club's partners supporting foodbank fundraising scheme (Full story)
- Virtual employability programme (More)

Manchester City

- Cityzens@Home providing online activity for all ages (Watch)
- Players provide their favourite recipes (See)
- Hospitality facilities offered to NHS for staff training
- Phone calls to vulnerable groups and supporters over 65
- Delivering online qualifications
- Phone mentoring for vulnerable young people
- Family fun and educational activities at home (Full story)
- Manchester clubs donate £100,000 to food banks (Full story
- Surplus food donated to local charities (Full story)
- Club gift over 1,000 Easter eggs to young carers (More)
- De Bruyne helps raise money with Fortnite game against Alli (Full story)
- Gundogan makes video call to supporter (More)
- Etihad Campus transformed as club form NHS partnership (More)
- Players donate signed boots to raise money for NHS (More)

Manchester United

- City and United unite to donate to local food banks (Full story)
- Discussing NHS use of club car park and training ground
- Free parking for NHS staff staying at Hotel Football
- Academy doctor returns to NHS and staff volunteering
- Coaches working with children of key workers
- Weekend and holiday provision delivery for NHS staff’s children
- Food parcels provided to local foodbank
- Club legends involved in providing asset list for NHS
- Calls to all over-70s season-ticket holders
- Food provided for local hospitals
- Linking people to employment opportunities
- Engagement plans for vulnerable young people
- Activities and worksheets (Full story)
- Club to protect casual workers' earnings (Full story)
- 3,500 gifts for NHS staff (Full story)
- 16 vehicles on standby with drivers to support NHS courier operations
- Medical equipment donated, including protective equipment
- Old Trafford placed on reserve list as blood donation centre
- Foundation and football club staff deliver food to local charities (Full story)
- Foundation offers stay-at-home challenges to younger fans (Full story)
- Foundation gift 2,000 Easter chocolates to key workers in local hospitals (More)
- Old Trafford sign lit up as "NHS United" in tribute to health workers (Full story)
- Legends reach out to elderly fans (Full story)
- Fans asked to nominate frontline heroes for celebration and recognition (Full story)
- Club to prepare and deliver 60,000 meals to NHS staff (Full story)
- Foundation donates £300,000 to partner schools (Full story)
- Mobile testing unit in operation at Old Trafford (More)
- Club produce and deliver activity packs for primary school children (watch)

Newcastle United

- Unemployed young people secure key worker NHS/care roles with Foundation (Full story)
- Work delivered under "United as One" banner
- Stadium car park used by hospital staff
- Memory bundles produced for dementia project
- Supporting those not in work into finding jobs
- Online fun and educational activities (Full story)
- Online health and wellbeing support for adults
- Activities for vulnerable young people
- +1,900 fan phone calls to combat loneliness (Full story)
- Urgent food supplies delivered to 2,000 children (More)
- Matchday food donated to foodbank (Full story)
- Mental health initiative reaches 1.8m people online (Full story)
- NHS workers offered tools to maintain mental wellness (Full story)
- Foundation deliver PE sessions to children of key workers (Full story)
- Club calling 988 elderly and vulnerable supporters (Full story)

Norwich City

- Players, staff and directors donate over £200,000 to local causes (Full story)
- Club ask fans to nominate "community hero" (Full story)
- Home workout with Canaries' head of performance (Watch)
- Working with local papers' "Here to Help" campaign
- App to provide fans activities and education resource (More)
- Residential facilities provided to NHS staff
- 7,000+ calls made to over-60s and vulnerable participants
- Support for vulnerable young people and their families
- Fan leaflet offers support for vulnerable (Full story
- Chaplain's marathon raises money for local relief effort (Full story)
- Stiepermann auctioning off his shirt from title-clincher (Full story)
- Staff collect and deliver food for vulnerable (Full story)
- Activity packs supplied for families
- Work continues with partners to keep domestic abuse victims safe (Full story)
- Norwich supporting teachers making PPE for key workers (More)
- 30-day challenges to keep fans happy at home (Full story)
- Zimmermann delivers activity packs for children with special educational needs (More)
- Club deliver food parcels to people in sheltered housing (More)
- Donations made to foodbank (More)
- Online cookery school with Delia Smith (Full story)
- Food parcels delivered to domestic abuse charities (Full story)
- Kit men deliver packages to surgeries, care homes and community (Full story)

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Sheffield United

- NHS using stadium car park
- #StepitupSheffield fitness campaign getting locals to stay active (More)
- Online challenges for all ages
- Brian Deane urges fans to stay home, save lives (More)
- Support for "Fans Fighting Cancer" participants
- Hand sanitisers distributed to local care homes
- Staff volunteering for NHS
- Club ambassador making calls to vulnerable fans (Full story)
- Easter donation made to local foodbank (Full story)
- Downloadable activity book (More)
- Bramall Lane lit up with supportive message for NHS (watch)

Southampton

- #SaintsAsOne campaign offering all-round care (Full story)
- Club medical staff supporting NHS
- Easter soccer schools for children of key workers
- Exercise resources distributed to elderly
- Saints Foundation launches helpline (Full story)
- 1,000 cooked meals distributed per week
- Video calls to vulnerable young people
- FIFA competition for young people
- Online exercises shared with elderly people (Full story)
- Ex-Saints step in to help Foundation (Full story)
- Gunn sends pizzas to hospital's respiratory team (More)
- Foundation involved in launch of Prescription Delivery Scheme (Full story)
- Club expand call service to supporters (Full story)
- Benali raises over £13,000 by running marathon in his garden (Full story)
- Saints host e-sports Stay At Home Cup to boost fundraising (Full story)
- Advice on adapting to life in lockdown (Full story)

Tottenham Hotspur

- Alderweireld donates iPads to hospital (More)
- Stadium used by local council, authorities and NHS (Full story)
- Mourinho visits Age UK to pack supplies (Full story)
- School of Spurs launched for children (Full story)
- Club doctor seconded to NHS for three months
- Spurs@Home campaign launched (More)
- Employment advice and online courses offered
- Online sessions for cancer recovery patients and elderly (Full story)
- Support online for vulnerable young
- Supporters Trust offers assistance to fans aged over 70
- Supporters clubs globally raising funds for local charities
- Shape up with Spurs (Full story)
- Stadium illuminated in blue to support NHS (Full story)
- Supplies donated to foodbank (Full story)
- Rose makes donation to hospital (More) and sends hundreds of pizzas (More)
- Stadium used for drive-through coronavirus testing (Full story) (More)
- Stadium housing hospital’s women’s outpatient services (More)
- Staff volunteering to support NHS activities at stadium
- Club-funded academy producing face shields for NHS
- Foundation staff being trained to make calls to the most vulnerable
- Dier phones to thank fundraising Spurs fans (watch)
- Vital equipment produced for NHS front-line at LAET (Full story) (More)
- Behind the scenes | NHS take over Spurs' stadium (watch) (More)
- Vertonghen calls fan celebrating 80th birthday at home (watch)
- Training centre garden provides fresh produce for community (Full story)
- Mourinho making deliveries to stadium's food distribution hub (Full story)
- Mourinho: What my club is doing is amazing (watch)
- Recipes provided for home cooking (More)
- Tanganga makes video call to check in with PL Kicks participants (watch)
- Club ambassador Mabbutt reaching out to elderly fans (More)
- Grounds staff help to maintain pitch at Enfield Town (More)
- Free Virtual Player Development half-term sessions on offer (Full story)
- Hotspur Heroes campaign recognising fans on front line (Full story)
- Lloris video-calls NHS worker to hear about her fundraising efforts (watch)

Watford

- Hornets At Home: Your chance to help (Full story)
- Training films created for young people
- Staff volunteering to support local hospital
- Activity packs include educational, fitness, mental wellbeing and fun activities
- Friends Afar scheme connects supporters worldwide
- All facilities offered to local hospital (Full story)
- Players and manager phone isolated fans (Full story)
- Club trust extend scheme to keep over-16s active at home
- Health mentoring programme made available online (Full story)
- Stadium providing free meals, beds and laundry services for NHS (Full story)
- Behind the scenes | Vicarage Road hosts NHS (watch)
- Singer invited to stadium to entertain NHS staff on their lunch break (watch)
- Community Trust keeping in touch with participants on the phone (Full story)
- Stadium a staging ground for delivery of donations to frontline workers (Full story)
- Club's head chef shows how to make 16 healthy meals (watch)
- Operations director discusses NHS's use of Vicarage Road (watch)
- Letters from partner school pupils distributed to Golden Memories members (More)
- Cup cakes and newspapers sent to care home staff and residents (Full story)

West Ham United

- Noble donates fee to foodbank 
- Fitness coach hosts "Keep fit with West Ham" (Full story)
- West Ham launch Hammers At Home (Full story)
- Workout and mental wellbeing videos 
- Delivering food and toiletries to food banks (Full story)
- Online Facebook forums to connect with most vulnerable fans
- Players help with call system for "Any Old Irons" (Full story)
- Quizzes and Q&As with ambassadors/club legends 
- Resources, e-workshops and lesson plans provided
- UEL degrees continuing through online learning
- Supporting Show Racism the Red Card's campaign
- Second Curve consortia to provide business support for local charities
- London Stadium displays NHS logo in support (Full story)
- Mental health tips from West Ham United Foundation (Full story)
- Club show support to "Hammers Heroes" key workers (Full story)
- Club donate to Newham homelessness charity (Full story)
- Noble donates £35,000 to ensure food and medicines get to vulnerable people (Full story)
- +1,000 Easter eggs delivered to foodbank (More)
- Club supporting charity partners through COVID-19 crisis (Full story)
- Moyes delivers fruit and vegetables to families (Full story)
- Moyes calls 86-year-old fan after her recovery from coronavirus (watch)
- Zabaleta pays for ventilators at hospital in his home city (More)
- Academy players raising money for hospitals charity (Full story)
- Zabaleta makes video call to hospitalised supporter (watch)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

- Birthday messages for people unable to celebrate with family (More)
- Club legend Steve Bull calls older fan (More)
- Foundation arena donated to help council aid vulnerable (Full story)
- "Wolves at Home" to keep in touch with vulnerable (Full story)
- Protective equipment donated to city of Wolverhampton (Full story)
- Prescription and grocery collection for vulnerable fans
- Food stocks donated to homeless charity
- Online support for vulnerable participants
- FIFA competition for young people
- FIFA20 match between involving Jota raises money for hospice (More)
- 4,000 protective masks provided to social care workers (Full story)
- Squad and staff make six-figure donation to NHS Trust (Full story)
- Ex-Wolves stars support help for local NHS trust (Full story)
- Wolves Foundation Pen Pal letter goes viral (Full story)
- More than 2,000 fans reached by club (Full story)
- Ebay auction held to raise money for New Cross Hospital (More)
- Profits from Wolves face masks going to NHS charities (Full story)
- Superdraw donations help maternity unit improve facilities (Full story)
- Club to host video memorial service (Full story)
- Former players and managers raise £50,000 for local hospital (Full story)
- Resources to keep pre-school children active and entertained (Full story)
- Activity packs distributed to young people (Full story)

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