Sheffield Wednesday reach out to the community again in tough times
Whilst things on the field haven’t gone their way this season, Sheffield Wednesday have once again shown some good initiative off it as offer their services to those in need.
The club have done plenty of work in the community during the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, including reaching out to fans in need, delivering food parcels and doing plenty of charity work along the way.
Now, with the season at a close, the Owls have confirmed that they have set up an IT helpline for fans – largely for the older generation – to help them with any technical issues they might have.
It’s been explained to The Star that the helpline is made up of the club’s own IT team, who have decided to volunteer their own time to try and help anybody in need who is having technical issues that they require help with.
A statement from the club explained, “The Owls are pleased to announce details of a new Information Technology service dedicated to offering help and support within our community.
“The Government road to recovery charts the gradual easing of lockdown regulations but for many people, particularly the older generation, regular issues remain in terms of day to day contact with the outside world.
“Problems relating to IT and connectivity are commonplace and to that end, staff from the club will be on hand to offer advice, guidance and resolutions where possible.
“This is a completely free diagnostic service, provided by staff who are volunteering their time and experience in supporting people at a time when they need it the most.”
Anybody looking to make use of the programme put in place by the club can contact them on [email protected], after which somebody from the club will get in touch.
Meanwhile, they also called upon people to back young Wednesdayite, Shay O’Grady, in his efforts to raise money for Bluebell Wood. To date he’s raised over £34,000 for the charity, and is looking to keep that up in his latest triathlon attempt.
He walked to Derby County’s Pride Park on the final day of the season before cycling back a few days later, with the 10-year-old in the process of swimming the 20,000 metres required to complete the job.