Watford fans’ sense of community is renowned within the football industry – and supporters have a chance to show why we’re The Original Family Club with our ‘Hornets At Home’ initiative, during what’s set to be a difficult time for many due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The club has written to all of its elderly supporters and those with a disability, drawing information from its records held, offering the help of fellow Hornets’ fans. Assistance will also be made available to those who become house-bound through illness.
We have made a general appeal to Watford fans who are in a position to help others to show our famed community ethos – embedded into the club by the late, great Graham Taylor OBE and Sir Elton John – and come forward with their offer to volunteer; whether that be chats on the phone, picking up shopping or some general maintenance tasks.
We have had an excellent response with supporters, office staff, football staff and players all signing up to help out – and these volunteers have been matched up with those who have requested help.
The number of responses from volunteers has exceeded the number of requests for help, so we would also like to direct supporters wishing to volunteer to the following links:
Watford Borough Council's Watford Helps (Volunteering & Support) Coronavirus support pages
Sign up to help volunteer HERE.
NHS Volunteer Responders
The NHS Volunteer Responders page is also currently paused for new recruitment, but can be found HERE.
Thank you to all who have offered their assistance so far.
‘Hornets At Home’ – a chance for Watford fans to show why family and community values are so important to all of the club’s supporters.