On Tuesday 19th December, Community Broncos were spreading ‘Christmas Cheer’ at a local primary school.
Working in partnership with our charity partner “His Church” members of the first team squad and CEO, Jason Loubser, were on hand to unload the generous food donations at Woodlands Academy.
London Broncos Academy player Max Savage, who works full time the school as a Mentor, was assisted by players to pack and distribute the surprise parcels to the families on the last day of term.
Richard Humphries from “His Church” told us, “His Church provides a solution for major supermarkets and clothing manufacturers where their surplus stocks are concerned. We work on the ethos the one person’s problem can be another person’s solution. We receive the surplus stock and then redistribute it through some of our amazing charity partners just like we have today with Community Broncos. It’s wonderful to be working with the club and to have the players here unloading and taking an active part in this is fantastic to see”.
Richard told us about his conversation with teacher , Sonia Matharu, “Sonia has told me a couple of stories about seeing children walking down the corridor having not had any breakfast and what a difference this delivery today will make to so many families. The teachers here were almost in tears with gratitude and its great to know that a partnership like this with the Broncos will have such a profound effect this Christmas”.
We spoke to the teachers who told us, “This delivery will mean a huge amount to everyone here at Woodlands Academy. We have had parents, even this morning, telling us how worried they are about feeding their children with them not getting their school meals over the Christmas period. We have to thank “His Church” and London Broncos for this delivery today. The difference to the lives of the children here will be immense and it teaches the children that there are people out there willing to help and that they too can make a difference. To be honest without Community Broncos here at Woodlands we would not be able to do what we do. Thank you to everyone”.
Community Manager, John Keyes, said “Our community initiatives go way beyond the delivery of Rugby League sessions. This new partnership shows that the power of sport working alongside other charity projects can reach those in need and we are delighted to be able to continue to improve the lives of people in our local community”