Seagulls show continuous support for frontline workers in a variety of ways during the pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic developed, Brighton & Hove Albion were quick to reach out to the National Health Service as they provided a myriad of services to help combat the crisis.
They set up the Albion As One fund to raise money for local charities helping the homeless and elderly, and the American Express Community Stadium was transformed into a drive-in COVID-19 testing centre.
The stadium was also made available as a contingency field hospital for Sussex NHS, the club’s Performance Centre at Lancing was used to store equipment and medicine, and food and drink was also donated to local NHS staff.
The club gave away 1,000 match tickets to hospital staff for when fans are allowed back in stadiums.
They also brought out a new playing shirt that praised NHS and key workers, with profits from sales going to NHS charities.
🙌 Our #AlbionAsOne fund has now raised over £300,000 for a number of organisations based in Sussex, including charities for hospices, sick children, domestic abuse victims, bereavement care, foodbanks, homeless support and health workers.#BHAFC 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/QuEmrNQCSq— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) May 11, 2020