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GIVING BACK: Kings Langley Football Club launches project to support community foodbank 

 Published on: 9th October 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Kings Langley FC are continuing their community efforts announcing a project to support the village food bank and those it helps.

Last month in KingsNews, we featured an article on the appointment of Dean Wigzell as community engagement officer to help strengthen ties between the club and village community.

On October 19, at a home fixture against Harrow Borough FC, the club will kickstart their support for the community foodbank in All Saints Church with donation points at the turnstiles.

Dean spoke about the importance of supporting the foodbank.

He said: “Initially we will have donation points at the turnstiles for every home game until Christmas and will be reaching out to supporters from both teams for their support.

“I am currently working with the club to also have a permanent donation that residents can attend on non-match days.

“We are going to explore as many opportunities as we can possibly fashion.”

Dean added that in supporting the foodbank the club and church will work together to benefit the community.

He said: “Both the club and the church are in a similar position trying to more outward work. There’s a lot of crossover to where we are both working towards.

“Everyone at the club is really excited to support the local area in this way.”

Darren Eliot, director of football at Kings Langley Football Club, said: “The club is delighted to be embarking on this partnership, which we hope will prove to be of huge benefit to our local community. As a village football club, we have always been committed to supporting community initiatives and the fantastic work being done by the foodbank and its volunteers is to be applauded. We hope that our supporters, as well as the families of the hundreds of players who represent our club every week from Under 7 level all the way up to the first team will get behind this worthy cause.”

Fr. James McDonald said: “We’ve seen sustained use of the foodbank over the summer and that is likely to increase over the winter. We’re really pleased that KLFC have started this initiative so the foodbank can continue to support those in need. 

“We’d love to speak to other groups in the village if they think they can help, either by collecting donations, spreading the word, or members helping out.”

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