COVID-19 Statement

Following the decision by the Welsh Rugby Union to postpone all competition until w/c March 30th at the earliest, Aberavon Wizards have issued the following statement:

The health and wellbeing of our community and the wider public is our absolute priority.

We fully support the decision of the Welsh Rugby Union.

We urge you to follow the guidance from the NHS and Public Health Wales. We also ask that

you spare a thought for the more vulnerable and less able in our community.

With this in mind, Aberavon RFC players will be volunteering for ‘Age Connects Neath Port Talbot’ to offer safe services to older people, enabling them to follow the current social distancing guidelines.

Aberavon RFC Chairman Andrew V John commented.

“As a club in the heart of Port Talbot we will do as much as we possibly can to help the elderly and people in need in our town.

We are all in completely uncharted territory at present so if there is anything we can do to assist please contact us via the Age Connects NPT.

At times like this communities need to pull together and remain strong – help is there if you need us”.

Dean Richards, Age Connects NPT Chief Officer added.

 “We are extremely grateful for the fantastic offer of support from Aberavon RFC who will provide much needed support and resources to enable us to provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

In these extremely challenging times which are continually developing, we will continue to follow advice and guidance from public health and government services, with the best interest of older people at heart at all times.

For information on how you can help with our continued efforts, please visit our website or social media accounts which will be regularly updated”.

If you need to contact Age Connects NPT about their services during this time please contact:

Rhiannon Powell

Age Connects NPT

37-38 Alfred Street

SA11 1EH

Telephone: 01639 617333

Mobile: 07866110902

Email: rhiannon@ageconnectsnpt.org.uk

Players are currently going through DBS clearance and will begin volunteering on Monday 23rd of March.

Our players will:

• Pick up and drop off shopping

• Pick up and drop off prescriptions

• Provide a dog walking service

• Offer a telephone befriending service

There is an issue with supplies and funds. In order to provide such a service, we would

greatly appreciate your help in the following ways:

Food Drop Off

A donation of non-perishable items and hygiene products to Aberavon RFC (players dining

room) on the following dates:

• Monday 23 March

0900hrs until 1600hrs

• Tuesday 24 March

1200hrs until 1900hrs

Suggested items:

• Toothpaste

• Soap

• Toilet Roll

• Shower Gel

• Tinned Soup

• Baked Beans

• Pasta

• Rice

• Boxed Cereal

Funds.

Any monetary donation would be used to purchase essential items such as those listed

above.

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