“Sometimes it’s a PR stunt” – Coventry Salvation Army Chaplain Captain Martyn Evans admits that Wasps and Bristol City donations are exceptions amongst sports teams

Captain Martyn Evans, Chaplain of the Coventry Salvation Army hostel, has admitted that some sports teams use donations to charity as PR work, despite the importance and positive impact that food donations can have to those that rely on shelters. With an estimated 280,000 homeless people in the UK, that number rising every year for […]


Coventry Salvation Army Chaplain Martyn Evans explains how Bristol City donation has impacted the hostel after recent delivery

Bristol City have played 23 away games in 2021 and are one of the first sports clubs in the area to start giving consistent donations to charities after continuing their foodbank support scheme. The Robins have been giving leftover food from away match hotels to local charities all over the country since the Coronavirus pandemic […]


Bristol City operations manager Matt Parsons reveals food waste frustration as reason for away day food scheme and working with Salvation Army, St Basils and Action Homeless

Bristol City operations manager Matt Parsons has revealed that disappointment with excess food waste was the key reason for the team’s donation to foodbanks. Speaking exclusively to Park Life Sport he said, “I came up with the idea after becoming frustrated with the amount of waste food that was left over from team meals at […]

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Bristol, Coventry and Exeter: Football League cities with winless streaks to calm Nigel Pearson after loss to Scott Parker’s Bournemouth in 16th game at Ashton Gate

Only 443,010 people had been double vaccinated on January 26, 2021. Less than six million people had been administered a first dose of either Pfizer or Astra Zeneca, that’s less than 11% of the English population having received any form of vaccination. 265 days later and the total number of doses now stands at 94.8 […]

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University of Gloucestershire paramedical scientist student claims life support training can “double chances of survival” after Newcastle fan collapses in Premier League clash against Tottenham

University of Gloucestershire paramedical science student Lucy Vincent claims basic life support training can “double chances of survival” after medical emergency halts Premier League clash. The game between Newcastle and Tottenham on Sunday afternoon was suspended in the 40th minute when referee Andre Marriner was alerted of a fan in need of assistance in the […]