Award for Brackley Town volunteers who assist with COVID testing


Manager Kevin Wilkin: “It is fantastic that two humble, lovely people get a bit of recognition for what they do”

A married couple who have been volunteering to assist with COVID testing at Brackley Town Football Club have been recognised with an award.   Dr Philip Stevens and his wife Denise have been named as the Vanarama National League North Volunteers of the Month for January.

Dr Stevens, who works at Brackley Medical Centre, has been visiting the club on Tuesdays, Thursday and at the weekend with his wife to help ensure players and staff are COVID free.

The couple received their award on Saturday before Brackley’s home game against Chorley.

Mrs Stevens said: “It was a big surprise but a lovely one!” 

Dr Stevens added: “Volunteers are what make a community club and that’s what makes it a pleasure to be part of.  Denise and I are really appreciative of the committee putting us forward for this but we know there are far more people at the club doing a lot more than we do.  But thank you all the same.”

Brackley Town’s Manager Kevin Wilkin said: “The award is evidence of the good people we have around the club and it is fantastic that two humble, lovely people get a bit of recognition for what they do. 

“Dr Stevens, ably supported by his wife, turn up on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on match-days to help out with the testing and do so week in and week out on a voluntary basis. 

“I’ve said before it is the contributions of our volunteers, people like this, that get us to match-day in good shape and get us results like we had on the pitch today.  I am delighted for them.  It is thoroughly deserved.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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