NON-league footballers spent last Saturday night handing out food parcels at Homeless Aid Bolton.

First teamers at Daisy Hill FC got stuck in for the town centre food bank.

The visit was organised by the North West Counties League outfit’s assistant manager Lee Hill, who has supported the food bank through his business FitPRO Training Academy.

“With my company having established links, I thought it would be great to bring that same support over to Daisy Hill and get the club involved too”, said Lee.

“I had some surplus food available and asked some of the team to help me create food parcels, and give up their time to come down and help distribute the food parcels.

“Many of the squad volunteered, but we didn’t want to take too many as it is important to maintain the dignity of the service users, and we didn’t want to appear imposing.

“In the end, five of us went down with 40 food parcels and spent an hour giving out food and speaking to the service users.

“It was great for the lads to experience this and they were truly touched by the work of the volunteers and the service users themselves.

“They all asked if they can do it again sometime soon, and many of the other team members have also asked if they can be involved the next time we do it.

“I think it’s great for the lads and the club to help out in the community where we can.

“Even if we play a small part in helping those less fortunate, it’s those collective efforts that add up and make a huge difference.

“I am extremely proud of the club and the lads for helping out and giving up their time on a Saturday evening to serve food to the people who need it”.