Harriers to serve the community this Christmas Day…
By Matty Paddock - 14/12/2017
Posted 9 months ago
KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS are working with local organisations to bring some festive cheer to those who may be a little less fortunate with a special event on Christmas Day.
In partnership with United Churches of Kidderminster, Tesco on Comberton Hill and the Jubilee Church on Hoo Road, Harriers will host some very special guests on December 25th, providing food, warmth and entertainment.
The group have worked with local authorities to identify individuals who are either homeless or isolated or may suffer with loneliness, particularly at this time of year.
A string of volunteers have helped organise the event and will be present on Christmas Day to help serve food at the Jubilee Church, while also transporting them to and from the gathering.
Harriers have been especially keen to play a big role in the event as it continues to provide a full service to its local community both on and off the field.
Dave Mole, who has overseen the Club’s involvement in the event, explained just how important the afternoon will be to those involved.
“Being more than just a football club is so important to all of us…” Dave Mole
“There are members of our community who are find that they aren’t able to look forward to Christmas and for whom it isn’t a happy time at all,” he said.
“We want to help do something that changes that, even if it’s just a small amount.
“We’ve joined some great local organisations to help provide a warm meal on Christmas day and, perhaps just as importantly, some company for people who otherwise would spend the day alone.
“Being more than just a football club is so important to all of us and I really cannot thank enough the people who have agreed to give up their time on Christmas Day to come and volunteer.”
During the afternoon, food will be accompanied by musical performances and gifts.
Dave went on to add: “Michelle at Tesco on Comberton Hill in Kidderminster has been such a huge help, along with some of the club’s partners like MKG Foods.
“The United Churches of Kidderminster have made all of this so easy for everyone too, and we’re really looking forward to what will be a very special day.”