Sheffield Wednesday continue hands-on response to helping fans the coronavirus crisis

“We’re always here.”

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 5:00 pm

That’s the message of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club to its supporters as the country’s handling of the coronavirus crisis approaches its first anniversary.

It’s been nearly a year since Wednesday fans were able to shuffle through the gates of Hillsborough but the club have worked hard to support a fanbase missing their matchday rituals with a number of hands-on initiatives.

Earlier this month a number of first team players joined to make hundreds of telephone calls to supporters in need of a boost. At the outset of the first lockdown the club spearheaded an effort to raise over £25,000 for local causes affected.

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Sheffield Wednesday players have joined the club in helping supporters during the coronavirus crisis.

Moving forward, Wednesday have stepped up their media offering in order to encourage social media engagement and The Star understands there are further initiatives in the pipeline designed to bring players closer to the club’s support, including Twitter takeovers by players during which supporters will be able to ask questions.

Both as a club and individually, a number of Wednesday figures have worked hard to provide support away from the public spotlight, sending private video messages and answering emails to those in need on a regular basis.

It’s an effort that shows no sign of slowing. This week the club have reiterated their support, going as far as to carry out the day to day chores of supporters incapacitated by the constraints of lockdown.

A statement read “As our community continues to combat the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the Owls are offering help and support to those who may need it the most.

“We are all abiding by the Government regulations and adhering to guidance, which presents inevitable issues in terms of our regular day to day activities.

“We have all been affected in so many different ways but if we can help anyone in our community, then we will.

“It could be shopping or prescription collections, walking the dog, internet problems, online advice or just that need for a simple chat. Please let us know.

“Call 03700 201867 (option 6, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm) or email [email protected] and one of the team will be on hand to assist.”

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