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Trust Urges Fans To Donate to Foodbanks – If You’re Able To Do

Keith Morgan

Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust is urging Bluebirds supporters to follow fans across the UK and donate to their local foodbanks –if you can.

Liverpool and Everton fans launched an initiative back in 2015 to help those in food poverty under the initiative Fans Supporting Foodbanks after being inspired by the work of Celtic supporters.

The current coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the situation for many individuals and families with the Trussell Trust reporting last September that there had been a 61% increase in demand for food parcels.

Trust Chair Keith Morgan said: “Many people across south Wales have struggled to buy food for themselves and their families due to a sudden loss of income in the wake of the pandemic.

“Those in need have turned to foodbanks for help and as a Trust we wanted to invite members and fans generally to support them – if they are able – by donating food or by making a financial donation.

“When fans are eventually able to return to Cardiff City Stadium the Trust will be looking to launch an appeal for donations to be brought to our offices at the ground. They will then be distributed to local foodbanks.”

The ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’ and the ‘Right to Food’ campaign can be viewed on social media: Twitter @SFoodbanks / Facebook ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’

A ‘Right to Food’ petition to the UK Parliament has been launched and you can sign at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/562838

There are a host of local foodbanks –  Cardiff, Barry, Bridgend, Taff-Ely, Pontypridd, Caerphilly, Risca, Blackwood, Taff-Bargoed, Rhondda, Eastern Valley, Rhymney Valley, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr- Cynon, Brecon, Chepstow, Monmouth, Newport, Vale of Neath, Neath and Port Talbot.

Full information on foodbanks is on the Trussell Trust’s website. The link to the ways to give page is available at Ways to Give – The Trussell Trust. And the list of local foodbanks to donate food can be viewed by clicking  Find a Food Bank – The Trussell Trust

City Beat Real Madrid 50 Years’ Ago Today

 

March 10th, 1971 will live in the memory as perhaps Cardiff City’s greatest triumph.

That was the day when the Bluebirds defeated Real Madrid 1-0 at Ninian Park with a header from super striker, Brian Clark. At the time, Real Madrid was not the force the club has been during the last few years but it was still a landmark achievement.

Sadly, the Bluebirds lost the return leg 2-0 but they took Real Madrid very close.

There have been FA Cup successes and promotions but this match stands out above all for older City supporters.

Thanks to Trust member Chris Edwards for sending us an image of his precious framed Real Madrid collage as a memory from the night, as well as items from a 35th anniversary celebration held in 2006.

Chris wrote: “Can’t remember much about the match but remember the huge crowd roar on the Bob Bank, where I was standing, with my brother when Brian Clark scored. Up the  City.”

 

 

 

Trust Supports Anti Racism Protest

Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust is proud to support the battle against racism in our communities.
Trust board member Tim Hartley said: “There is no place for racism in football or indeed in society. March 20th is South Wales Derby day. It is also United Nations Anti Racism Day and the Trust is proud to back this joint initiative with fellow fans in Swansea to take the knee and say ‘Black Lives Matter’.

“We may be rivals on the field but we stand united against racism in our communities. We encourage you to join with our clubs, supporters and players and sign the declaration in the link below.”

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