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SQUAD DELIGHTED TO HELP LOCAL FOODBANK THIS CHRISTMAS

First team players help those in need

17 December 2022

Community

SQUAD DELIGHTED TO HELP LOCAL FOODBANK THIS CHRISTMAS

First team players help those in need

17 December 2022

The Northampton Town squad visited the Castle Hill United Reformed Church foodbank in Northampton this week.

Official figures show that this year 48% of children on the estate surrounding the church are living in poverty of which 33% are living in severe poverty.

The Castle Hill United Reformed Church are supporting 206 children of varying ages, providing these families with all ingredients for them to enjoy a full Christmas dinner while each child will receive a gift bag of age appropriate wrapped gifts.

The squad helped deliver items that have been donated to Spring Lane Primary School and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated an item to the appeal.

Defender Aaron McGowan said the squad were pleased to play their part. “We were pleased to help a good cause, it was great to get out and help, especially at this time of year,” he said.

"The club does a lot in the community and this is very important. It is a big part of our job to support the community and it was really good to be able to help supporters out in these tough times. I was really impressed with what the staff at the foodbank do and we were glad to support them."

Skipper Jon Guthrie echoed those thoughts: "As captain of the club that does a lot of community work this is very important. The club is very hands on with the community and it is important that we as players do all we can to support that."

Local boy, midfielder Shaun McWilliams knows the importance of the club to the community of Northampton, adding: "It is just about giving back and hopefully we are helping some families who need help in some small way."

Meanwhile, Mitch Pinnock hopes the squad have helped ease a few worries for those in need. "I have helped out at things like this before and it is a great thing to do. It helps put a smile on some faces and makes things a bit easier at this time of year."


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