With many of our fans facing difficult and uncertain times in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Southampton Football Club has been reaching out to vulnerable supporters over the past few weeks, and is now pleased to be expanding that service.
Since the government put lockdown measures in place, our Saints As One campaign has seen members of club and Saints Foundation staff offer support in a variety of ways to our most isolated and at-risk fans.
This has included employees from a range of departments around the club, including the Supporter Relations and Ticket Office teams, placing calls to more than 1,000 Season Ticket holders aged 70 or over to check on their wellbeing and to provide some valuable conversation time.
We are now extending that further. The club is encouraging disabled fans who would benefit from a call – whether for support, guidance or some companionship – to let us know, and indeed for any supporters who feel they would be helped by having phone contact with another person.
If you, or one of your friends or family member, would appreciate a call from the club, simply click here, fill in the form and a member of staff will be in touch between 2pm and 5pm on a weekday.
Additionally, Saints Foundation now has a dedicated helpline, which can be utilised by Foundation participants and fans alike, should they need specific support or guidance during this difficult time, allowing us to direct people to the right place for their needs, including referring to other agencies within the city who may be able to help with any specialist concerns.
The helpline number is 02380 727769, and is available Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm.
You can also call or email our Disabled Liaison Officers in our Supporter Relations team on 02380 711980 or email us at [email protected].
Please, if you need support, reach out to us.