The Argyle Community Trust continues to find innovative ways to support the local community through the COVID-19 crisis.

The Trust's #LearnPlaySucceed packs, created and delivered in partnership with the football club, Co-Op and Ginsters, were delivered last week to young people in need of a little extra support.

Healthy snacks, stationery and engaging activities were included in the packs, which were distributed to doorsteps of young children in need of additional support, as well as some schools.

“We are so thankful for the support of the partners involved in this, in coming together to create these packs,” said Dan Hart, the Trust’s Social Inclusion Manager. “We spent Tuesday and Wednesday identifying the ideal contents for each pack, and then Thursday and Friday morning packing them as a small team, whilst adhering to distancing guidelines, before delivering before the weekend.”

The packs have generated some really positive initial feedback from schools, who were invited to engage in the project to ensure that the packs had the biggest impact. A short survey has also been produced by the Trust, ensuring that success of the packs is measured. 

“At the moment, it’s important for us to be thinking on our feet and working with partners to try and support those most at-risk,” Dan continued. “We have supported young Key Stage Two children with the learn, play, succeed packs but will likely switch it up next week to support existing works.”

The Trust is now looking to build up some home-baking kits for older children and their families, containing pizza making equipment to engage people in their homes.

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on the club’s social media channels to stay up to date with the ongoing support offered by the Trust.

If you know of anyone in need of a helping hand during this period, please contact the Argyle Community Trust on community@pafc.co.uk.