Manchester United Foundation staff.

MU Foundation continue to support community

Friday 24 April 2020 14:31

Manchester United Foundation is continuing to support the most vulnerable in our society during this time of coronavirus.

With the UK currently on lockdown, the Foundation’s charitable acts have never been more vital, and they have continued to offer assistance to those in the Greater Manchester region who most need it.

This has been achieved through a number of initiatives. For instance, Foundation coaches have been involved in distributing food donations across the region. This includes supporting foodbanks, schools and a sizeable donation to the Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, which supports nine Greater Manchester hospitals.

Foundation staff have been delivering food in these uncertain times.

To date, the Foundation has delivered over 30,000 items of food and drink to Stretford Foodbank, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford Foodbank and a number of other local charitable organisations in Manchester.

Twenty-one Foundation vehicles were used to transport the food and drink, with over 35 volunteer drivers making deliveries. Foundation vehicles also delivered over 450 executive bags to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the NHS Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, as a way to thank all NHS staff.

A number of Foundation coaches are also working in partner primary, secondary and SEN schools - supporting children of key workers and those who are deemed vulnerable.

Over the past four weeks, the Foundation has been in direct communication with 27 of its partner high schools, supporting direct delivery in 13 of those schools. A total of 25 days have been delivered by high school partnership officers and, in total, the Foundation has engaged with over 150 vulnerable and key worker children.

Manchester United have also supported with special messages to some Foundation participants, including students from Stretford High School and The Oldham Academy North and Eccles Sixth Form College, who recently received video calls from first-team players and United legends.

The Foundation are also delivering weekly worksheet activities and video challenges to keep children educated and active while staying at home.

These have been shared through the Foundation and club social media channels and can also be accessed on the Foundation website. The Manchester United Foundation will also be delivering 800 printed worksheets to foodbanks and schools alongside the food donations.

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