How Welsh Football is coming together for its communities in this time of need
Grassroots
23 March 2020

How Welsh Football is coming together for its communities in this time of need

By Dan Cope

Here's where you will find good news stories about the great things the Welsh football family is doing in suffering communities, across Wales. If you know of a good story, email Dan Cope at [email protected]

RTB Ebbw Vale FC are a junior football club at the epicentre of Wales' Covid-19 outbreak and their players were desperate to help patients at their local hospital. 

So, with the Easter holidays right around the corner, the club's U9 team started off by fundraising to donate some essential products, such as shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste and other healthcare products for staff and patients at Ebbw Ward of Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan. 

Shortly after, Vale’s U6 team followed suit by donating their monthly coins, which led to the team buying essential items for people in various care homes.

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Both teams then donated their Easter eggs to bring a smile to the patients during these tough times.

The Ebbw Ward staff were so delighted by the gesture, they wrote a letter back, which said: "All the nurses on Ebbw Ward at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU on behalf of the patients for the wonderful basket of goodies and Easter eggs you kindly donated. 

"It brightened up their day and you have made a difference.

"We are so lucky to have children like you in our community. Each and every one of you are stars."

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Newport Corinthians are setting a great example by collecting snacks and drinks for hard-working NHS staff in their community. 

Ammanford AFC hit upon the idea of hosting a FIFA tournament, to raise money for NHS Wales and their local food banks.

It's already been an amazing success and loads of clubs have signed-up to get involved. We're super excited to see the tournament develop. Good luck to all involved and keep-up the good work.

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