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A community sports club in Formby delivered food and medicine to thousands of people during the coronavirus lockdown. After being told they could no longer play, kind-hearted members of Formby Community Football Club (FCFC) organised deliveries of food and medicine, made phone calls to the isolated and even cut grass throughout the lockdown . FCFC was set up in 2019 and has 28 teams offering football to players from age three up to 84. The club’s vision is that football can be a vehicle for social cohesion and improved health, tackling issues from anti-social behaviour to loneliness. A total of 502 homes received around 2,500 deliveries of food and medicines from 40 “Orange Army” volunteers. Full story

29 September