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FITC Outreach Continues

U's charitable arm extend activities

11 November 2020

Colchester United Football in the Community, (CUFITC), are continuing with their outreach activities during second lockdown and beyond.

The CUFITC team have been busy since March serving the community as of their Community Outreach Programme and with the latest government restrictions, they continue to increase the support available for individuals, community groups and organisations who may be in need.

CUFITC have been delivering weekly befriending sessions with Age Concern Colchester to combat loneliness and social isolation and they are currently in the process of increasing the number of calls they will be making per week to members of the local community.

In conjunction with this, weekly Move & Mingle sessions delivered digitally to people with sensory impairments have been a super success with all participants seeing improvements on their physical and mental wellbeing.

Since the start of November, The U’s community team have teamed back up with Colchester Foodbank to support their effort in supplying those in need with valuable food parcels, as well as engaging other local food charities to lend a hand during these times of need.

Community Development Manager Tom Tayler is also keen to expand their current provision, telling "We are really pleased with how we have been able to help those in need within the community since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic back in March, however we are still looking to continue to be part of the solution on a regular and sustainable basis."

"If you are an organisation, community group or individual that needs support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by either calling 01206 755160 or emailing as we are here to help."

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