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'Tackling Loneliness' Project Featured on ITV West Country

16 December 2020

The Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rovers Community Trust 'Tackling Loneliness Project' was featured on ITV West Country last night (Tuesday 15th, December).

The project, funded by the EFL Trust and the DCMS, aims to tackle loneliness, isolation and offer support to those older supporters during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The feature focused on the delivery of computer tablets by Bristol Rovers first-team players, Alex Rodman and Alfie Kilgour to supporters who have experienced loneliness and isolation during 2020.

Since the launch of the project, the Community Trust has delivered hundreds of letters, made phone calls and visited many of our older supporters with the full support of the football club.


Audrey and Chris Butler were one of the many people that the team visited since the launch of the project. Audrey, who now has Parkinsons and dementia, used to be the club mascot. She donned the Captain Gas outfit for 10 years, entertaining crowds at matches and raising money through sponsored races.

Click HERE to watch the feature;


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