Colchester United are fully backing the NHS in the fight against the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
As soon as it became obvious that the football club would have to be closed, U’s Chairman Robbie Cowling stepped in to offer the JobServe Community Stadium to the NHS.
The offer was taken up - so although it’s closed for football matches, events and conferencing, it is open to the key workers of the NHS.
Giving blood is an activity that is already well established at the stadium, and it is now also being used for staff training.
U’s General Manager Tim Waddington told cu-fc.com: “Robbie immediately offered the stadium to the NHS, asking if it could potentially be utilised for anything they required during this challenging time.”
“We’re delighted that they have been in this week, and we hope that we can help them for as long as it takes to beat the virus.
“Most of our staff are safe at home so the stadium is almost empty – it’s great that the football club can do its bit by offering it as a venue and be part of the solution, however small that part might be.”