Argyle and the Argyle Community Trust are joining forces to offer an unforgettable experience for children of NHS workers as a part of the EFL Day of Action on Wednesday.
The EFL Day of Action is a league-wide initiative which sees all 72 member clubs host events which aim to give back to the communities that they represent. In Argyle’s case, the club has opted to recognise the crucial role that the NHS has played in our community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
As such, 30 children and their parents will attend Home Park on Wednesday for a jam-packed day of activities.
Guests in attendance will be invited to an exclusive tour of the Theatre of Greens, as well as an exclusive training session on the Pilgrims’ training ground, Harper’s Park, followed by a picnic on the grass.
The day’s activities will be rounded off by a question and answer session with members of the Argyle first-team squad.
Stewart Walbridge, the event lead for the Argyle Community Trust, said: “We are excited to be hosting Wednesday’s event, and can’t wait to give something back to families who have sacrificed so much this past year.
“Football has the ability to inspire, and we hope that by sharing this experience, we can instil a life-long passion for sport and Argyle. Most importantly, it is another opportunity to express our gratitude to tireless NHS workers.”
The club has held a strong link with the NHS throughout the coronavirus crisis, becoming one of the first clubs to offer up facilities to ease the burden on local services.
Having initially served as a routine phlebotomy and antenatal centre, Home Park was converted into a vaccination centre in January, helping to vaccinate thousands of local residents per day. Meanwhile, our Community Trust has been extremely active in the region, delivering food parcels to residents in need, and tackling loneliness amongst those most isolated by lockdown.
For more information on the crucial work that the Argyle Community Trust undertakes, click here.