"It feels really good to be doing something positive like this," says 'keeper coach as he raises money for NHS Charities Together and UN Foundation
Town goalkeeper coach Jimmy Walker has backed the Club’s decision to carry a thank you message to the NHS on the back of the first-team shirts for next season and is doing his own bit to raise £10,000 for charities battling against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jimmy has made his online coaching school, Football DNA, available for free during the lockdown as he looks to play his part in helping NHS Charities Together and UN Foundation.
Football DNA offers advice on sports science, nutrition and well-being as well as providing training drills, with the free membership offer for 30 days, with a discounted rate of £5 a month available after that with all proceeds going to the two charities.
“It’s a great idea what the Club are doing with the ‘Thank You NHS’ message on the back of the shirts,” Jimmy told the Club website.
“People are coming together during this really difficult time and at Football DNA, we wanted to do our bit as well.
“Our site will be open up for free for 30 days during the lockdown and you can stay on a member for a special reduced price of £5.
“All our existing membership fees over the period will also be donated to the two fantastic causes.
“There will be a lot of interactive challenges for all ages, including youngsters, so hopefully people can get involved and have some fun with it as well as supporting the charities.
“There is also a Just Giving page if you don’t want to become a member but want to make a donation and again all proceeds will go to NHS Charities Together and UN Foundation.
“We are looking to raise £10,000 if we can and do you know what - it feels really good to be doing something positive like this. It puts football into perspective.
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For full details of how you can get involved with Jimmy's charity bid, click here.