Kirkcaldy RFC duo named It's Good 2 Give Local Heroes
We have not one, but two It's Good 2 Give Local Heroes today as Kirkcaldy RFC pair Colin George and Murray Oliver pick up this week's accolade.
Colin, otherwise known as Corgi, and Murray have both been co-ordinating and leading the COVID-19 volunteer effort at Kirkcaldy RFC, offering a helping hand to those who need it most in their local community.
A team effort
Since the start of the lockdown period, Colin and Murray have organised a large group of volunteers from the club to pick up and deliver shopping, arrange medication and even walk dogs for those self-isolating or in protected groups.
Requests have come in from all over the country for assistance with local families, providing much needed support. This received local council accreditation, as the club became a trusted partner.
This amazing effort has also seen the Kirkcaldy squad make phone calls to isolated and alone elderly members of the community, maintaining valuable contact with the outside world. In addition to this, they have organised letters from the club's younger members to the Sporting Memories Charity for distribution to their more senior members.
Alongside this, they have taken on opening the club to receive local foodbank donations twice a week, providing a much needed life line for families in need.
The pair have also taken on all the club social media, with weekly updates for members/supporters, podcasts, quizzes, competitions, workouts, rugby skills practice, a toilet roll challenge and weekly archive games from across the club... Corgi’s dancing quiz has since become legendary! All of these bits of content are designed to keep the members/supporters of Kirkcaldy RFC engaged during these difficult times.
On the duo's brilliant efforts, Kirkcaldy RFC club member, Stuart Oliver said: "Corgi and Murray have led the way in supporting others in the local community. They have both put in a lot of time and effort to get these projects up and running.
"It really is a fantastic effort from them both and it's greatly appreciated not only in our rugby community but far beyond."