Newcastle United combats loneliness with fan phone calls
Newcastle United legend 鲍勃Moncur的 and an army of club staff are taking time to telephone elderly and vulnerable supporters who face an extended period of self isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.
Millions of people in the UK currently face spending an extended period isolated at home in line with government and World Health Organisation advice aimed at tackling the spread of 新冠肺炎.
The phone calls are an extension of the club's existing Memory Café, which usually meets monthly at St. James' Park so that those who feel lonely or isolated can meet and reminisce over a cup of tea or coffee.
While many older people have a support network of family and friends, some do not and it is hoped the phone calls will help to keep morale up while the football season is suspended.
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"I am immensely proud of how our staff have responded and we will continue to look at how we can expand the scheme to reach as many of our older supporters as possible."