Plymouth Argyle and the Argyle Community Trust have signed up to the Resurgam Charter, signalling the Pilgrims’ intent to make a meaningful contribution to the post-COVID economy in the region.
The Resurgam Charter, launched by Plymouth City Council, is a collective commitment from local businesses to take swift action in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, helping to protect the city’s sizeable economy and local jobs.
In addition, the Charter aims to help improve the city’s sustainability, with the objective of creating a “greener and fairer city” as a result of the project.
The Argyle family, both in the football club and in the Trust, has been at the forefront of efforts to mitigate the economic and human impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
From the outset, the club has been proactive in the community, offering up our brand-new Mayflower Grandstand facilities for routine NHS phlebotomy and antenatal services, before becoming one the South West’s largest COVID-19 vaccination centres.
Meanwihle, the Argyle Community Trust has delivered vital support projects which tackle loneliness and isolation, as well as sourcing and delivering food parcels to city residents in need.
The club is joined as a signatory by 150 other Plymouth businesses, with the Charter underpinned by six key pillars, which include a focus on skills and local spending.
Argyle CEO and Community Trust Trustee Andrew Parkinson said: “From the onset of the pandemic, the club has played an active role in supporting the efforts to combat the impacts of this terrible disease.
“We are delighted to be part of the collective economic recovery plan for our city, and excited about our role in helping to shape a better, brighter future for everyone associated with the region.”
Councillor Tudor Evans, leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “Our Resurgam plan for recovery focuses on protecting jobs and addressing both the immediate threat to lives and livelihoods and resetting the local economy to address structural inequalities in our city.
“This is an important step within our recovery plan, asking businesses to support our aim in making Plymouth a fairer and greener city, giving clear challenges for employers and employees to follow.”
For more information on the Resurgam Charter, click here.