England international footballer Harry Maguire has doubled down on his efforts to help others through the Covid-19 crisis by setting up a food package network to ensure pensioners in his home town have everyday essentials.
Premier League players have been under increasing scrutiny to take pay cuts on their multi-million pound wages recently. And that triggered this week’s announcement that they would be setting up #PlayersTogether to generate funds for NHS Charities Together so the group can help frontline health workers.
The Manchester United skipper played a central role in organising the initiative and now he has turned to his hometown to ensure that elderly people in Mosborough, a village near Sheffield, are not going without.
Maguire has teamed up with two retailers in the village, Herrings Top Shop and Fields Fruit and Veg, to put together a food package of everyday essentials that will be delivered to people aged over 70 from next week.
“I am very proud of my Mosborough roots,” Maguire told the Sheffield Star. “It’s where I grew up and where my family still live. I come back to visit everyone as much as I can. There’s always been a real sense of community in the area which is more important than ever at the moment.
“In times like these you think a lot about your loved ones and those that are more elderly, so I just wanted to do something to help those who need it most.