Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Advent Calendar Day 22 | Connect Again/Reach

On Day 22 of our Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation Advent Calendar, we look back on how we continued our fight against social isolation through our Connect Again and Reach programmes.

With social isolation at a record high due to the pandemic, the Foundation was dedicated to ensuring that the elderly and vulnerable members of our community were supported throughout the winter months.

From January to April, Foundation staff set about to make thousands of phone calls to the elderly and vulnerable members of the club, checking in on their mental and physical wellbeing throughout a difficult time.

Conversations were had and feelings were discussed, the project offered an extra special touch that helped those in need.

Following positive conversations, zoom calls were brought in to allow some members to speak to a group of people, as well as one special person.

Over several weeks, Wakefield Trinity first-team players spent time answering some tough and rigorous questions, offering supporters the opportunity to liaise with top-class professionals.

This was a unique offering and something that brought the club and its supporters together in a unique moment in time.

Speaking on the success of both Connect Again and Reach, Head of Health Wellbeing and Inclusion, Colan Leung, said, “These projects were a unique opportunity that brought together a club and its fanbase in a time of utmost importance.

“All members of staff who gave up their free time to make the phone calls possible deserve huge praise as well as the players who really bought into the project.

“We are delighted to have run such a project and hope that it helped as many of our community as possible.”

For more information on other health and wellbeing initiatives we run throughout the year, please email colan.leung@wakefieldtrinity.com.

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