Rumours have emerged in the last 24 hours that Preston North End have donated £2000 worth of food vouchers to Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
Bolton recently announced that they had entered administration and will start next season with a 12 point deduction; which is not ideal following a woeful season, ending in relegation from the Championship.
Unfortunately, due to the clubs financial issues, non-playing staff have not been paid for last month’s work.
Thankfully a Championship club has stepped in and donated £2000 worth of food vouchers to be given to Bolton employees.
Bolton club chaplain Phil Mason, speaking to the BBC, said: ‘It’s tremendous that we’ve had support from a Championship club.
‘They have donated a significant amount in terms of Asda and Sainsbury’s vouchers so we can use those in order to get additional provisions for the food supplies that we’re offering to staff.’
Mason continued, ‘We’re grateful for the support.
‘Often there is this perception that within football, people are paid a king’s ransom, but of course the reality is that a lot of staff behind the scenes are on significantly low wages.
‘They’ve got mortgages or rent to pay, they may have something coming up within their family and they’ve got food to put on the table as well as get to and from work.’