May 8, 2020 4.28 pm This story is over 42 months old

Lincoln villages football team raise money to buy PPE for care homes

HBW United collectively covered 1,000km in 14 days

A football team from Lincolnshire have rallied together during the coronavirus pandemic to get PPE to frontline staff.

Players and staff at HBW United have raised over £1,000 on a crowd funder by each doing daily walks and runs equating to 1,000km in total.

The players have bought and donated 3,400 units of vital PPE including gloves, masks, aprons and hand sanitisers to local care homes in their area.

HBW stands for Heighington, Branston and Washingborough, the three villages where team members come from, and will cover for the PPE delivery.

They have also put together boxes of individually wrapped sweets to boost the morale of those key workers.

James Broughton is a player for HBW and spoke to The Lincolnite about the fundraiser.

“We were doing 5k a day as a team to keep fit while we aren’t playing.

“So as a group we decided to come together as one and do something to help out care workers by doing a 1000km challenge over 14 days.”

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