07:30PM, Wednesday 18 March 2020
Marlow Rugby Club has offered its facilities and volunteers to help those most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chairman Jez Povey said the club wanted to do its best to help keep the Marlow community safe during these ‘extraordinary times’.
With all playing and social activity at the Riverwoods Club suspended until April 14 – at the very earliest – Povey said the club was well positioned to be an effective community hub for residents. To help the area manage the affects of the pandemic Marlow will utilise its volunteers to help support the elderly by arranging the transportation of provisions or general supplies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
During the period of suspension of activities the club is also offering its facilities to community support groups, medical responders and other emergency services such as response command and control teams or civic bodies. The facilities at Riverwoods included a function and changing rooms, fully equipped kitchen, ample parking, male and female toilets and disabled access and toilets.
Club Chairman Jeremy Povey said: “As our players and members come to terms with the fact that sporting activities have been suspended, the collective attention has quickly turned to how we can use our resources to support members of the community that are most affected by this pandemic.
“We have manpower and we have facilities that we can redeploy. This will be a tough period for everyone. Teamwork is engrained in our ethos and we are ready to assist the Marlow community”
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