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Spireites donate winter coats to the homeless

18 December 2019

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The Spireites have donated a quantity of winter coats to Pathways of Chesterfield, who provide a service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Chesterfield and north-east Derbyshire.

Commenting on the donation, kit man Jason Baker explained: “I thought it would be nice if the coats could be put to good use and help people in the local community.

“I spoke to Keith Jackson from the Chesterfield FC Community Trust who contacted Pathways and arranged for the coats to be handed over to them. The work being done by the organisation is very important and it’s pleasing to know that the club can help them in this way.”

Matilda Towndrow, volunteer & activities co-ordinator at Pathways, said: “The coats will be nice and warm for the winter and it’s really nice and generous of the club to donate them.

“Often, homeless people can feel pushed out by other members of society, but people do have a genuine interest in homeless people.”

Pathways aim to prevent homelessness. Their mission is to eradicate rough sleeping in our community and to support those without a permanent home to obtain and maintain one.

To find out more about Pathways, please visit

*Photo shows Matilda Towndrow (far right) & Laura Symonds from Pathways pictured with Spireites skipper Will Evans and kit man Jason Baker. 

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