Slough Town Community Update: COVID-19

An update from our Community Engagement Manager, Mark Bailey.

18/03/20


As you are all no doubt aware, The National League has now decided that the league competition is suspended until 3 April 2020 with our fixtures against Concord Rangers and Tonbridge Angels being postponed.

The reality is we could have all watched our last Slough Town game for a while now and all the exciting plans we had for our final fixtures hang very much in the balance. If our season is over, I’m sure most fans would like to join me in thanking the players and managers for a tremendous effort on the pitch in finishing 5th and in contention for the play-offs. They have all been a credit to the town and the shirt.

It’s obviously a time of unprecedented uncertainty for us all and although losing our beloved football for a few weeks or months will be a real test, I’m sure we can all agree that the health and wellbeing of family, friends and the wider community has to be everyone’s priority during this worrying time.

During my short time as Community Engagement Manager for Slough Town, I have seen everyone at the club pull together for various great causes such as MIND and the town’s homeless. We need that same spirit more than ever now. That means looking out for friends and neighbours in the most vulnerable groups who are at most risk from the COVID-19 virus, who may have to isolate themselves for weeks and months ahead.

With that in mind I would like to offer what help I can to any Rebels fans in those most vulnerable groups who may need assistance getting supplies or help, or who may just need a chat during a period of isolation. Please get in touch and although I can’t promise to source any loo roll (I’m running low myself!) I can do my best to mobilise any fans that are able to help out.

That said, I would encourage any of our “lower risk” fans to get involved if they feel they can. Please be assured that we will take the utmost care to ensure that anyone volunteering or receiving help from us will not be put at any further risk of contracting COVID-19 and will be carried out in line with up-to-date advice we are receiving from the government.

Either get in touch with me, or better still offer to help one of our brilliant community partners such as Slough Outreach or Aik Saath who do such tremendous, selfless work in our community and need all the help they can get during these troubling times.

It’s only by pulling together as a community and helping each other out that we will beat this virus, and we will beat it, and be back next season bigger, stronger and more together as a club than ever before. Stay safe everyone and COYR!

Best Regards
Mark Bailey

Contact details:

Slough Town
Email: mark.bailey@sloughtownfc.net
Mobile: 07429 118940

Aik Saath
Email: info@aiksaath.com
Phone: 01753 574780
Website: http://www.aiksaath.com/

Slough Outreach
Email: info@sloughoutreach.org
Get involved: http://sloughoutreach.org/get-involved/

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