The football community is aware that now more than ever we need to come together to support one another through these unprecedented times. Manchester United and England centre-back Harry Maguire has been donating to the elderly members of the community in his home town of Mosborough, providing care packages containing daily essential items to show support for those who may be struggling through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“I am very proud of my Mosborough roots – it’s where I grew up and where my family still live. I come back to visit everyone as much as I can. There’s always been a real sense of community in the area which is more important than ever at the moment.
Harry is aware that it may be difficult for the elderly residents within the community to get out and about for their essential items: "In times like these you think a lot about your loved ones and those that are more elderly. So, I just wanted to do something to help those who need it most. Herrings Top Shop is a bit of an institution in Mosborough, so my Dad and I approached them about creating food packages of everyday essentials to those aged 70-and-over – or their carers – in the local area."
“Herrings have been brilliant in helping us to make this happen, as have their suppliers Fields Fruit & Veg who are going to carry out all of the deliveries – so it’s been an incredible team effort so far.
“My family and I hope that this provides a small comfort to people who might be struggling. The main reason I wanted to give a few words to the paper was just to draw attention to the fact these food parcels can be claimed if people tell us who needs them.
“Like everyone, I’m keeping to the government advice and trying to make the best of the situation. My daughter is too young to understand what’s going on right now, but she’ll read about these times in the years to come.
Harry has also emphasised how important it is to keep in touch with loved ones and check in on those near to you: “I’m also keeping active and following the training programme that United have given me within the confines of my back garden! It’s not quite Old Trafford but I still take pride in keeping the grass in good nick. I also keep in touch with all my teammates and have found that contact to be really important – as well as family of course.”
FIND OUT MORE
If you are a senior citizen or a carer of an elderly member of the Mosborough Community or alternatively, if you are aware of someone who you believe may be in need of a care package with essential daily items: click here.