Responding to news that Sunderland AFC is opening it’s doors to help temporarily house homeless people Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Ladywood, Lee Dargue pleaded with Football Clubs in Birmingham and across the West Midlands:
“Sunderland AFC have started a fantastic initiative here. I plead with Football Clubs and similar venues across the West Midlands to follow their lead during this extreme weather.
“I know it would be a big undertaking, but I’m confident people across the great City of Birmingham and our community-based West Midlands region will come out to offer to volunteer to support this.
“As a start – I call upon Aston Villa and Birmingham City Football Clubs to do the same as Sunderland AFC; I and others will support any way we can.
“Let’s help save lives and show what the people of Birmingham and the West Midlands value most – supporting the most vulnerable and caring for our communities.”