Groups announce support for employees and residents

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AFC Fylde Community Foundation will provide a free sports camp in the wake of school closures enabling local employees to continue working.

The camp will take place at Sports and Education Centre at the home of AFC Fylde and will operate from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday. It will launch on the first day of school closure and remain open until Friday April 3rd – the normal start of the school half-term.

Tom Hutton, foundation director, said: "We are all experiencing very uncertain times and it’s vitally important for us all to come together to get through this. If we can do our part, however small, in helping our local community then we will do so.

"On record, I’d like to thank our key delivery partners Kepak, BAE Systems, Cuadrilla and FWP Group. Their support throughout the year allows us to be able to run initiatives like this when times are trickier. For that’d I’d like to thank them.”

If you would like to book your child or children a place on the camp, email dan.cookson@afcfylde.co.uk.

Corona Kindness

Blackpool Council has set up up a community 'corona kindness' helpline for those who want to help and for those that need help.

The services offered include food shopping, dog walking, medical supplies, social isolation and loneliness. The services will launch on March 23 and can be accessed by emailing helpneeded@blackpoolcouncil.gov.uk or helpwanted@blackpoolcouncil.gov.uk

Cllr Simon Blackburn, leader of Blackpool Council, said: "It has become apparent to me over the last few weeks, and days, what an extraordinary community we really have here in Blackpool. Everyone is doing their very best to support each other."

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