Pensioner receives free meal on 90th birthday courtesy of Stenhousemuir FC Community Help Initiative

A pensioner was presented with a hot meal as she turned 90 courtesy of Stenhousemuir FC’s Community Help Initiative.

Birthday girl Mrs Beattie received the food parcel via a socially distanced handover from one of The Warriors’ volunteers.

The club tweeted: “A huge happy birthday to Mrs Beattie who receives her weekly hot meals from our Community Help Initiative programme.

“90 is a huge milestone, so on behalf of everyone at Stenhousemuir FC, we hope you have a great day and stay safe!”

Stenny have helped thousands of vulnerable individuals sine the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the past ten months, the club’s community-focused programme has delivered more than 6000 meals to residents of Stenhousemuir, Larbert and beyond, made 3000 shopping trips and distributed 11,000 school lunches.

In that period, helpers have clocked up more than 25,000 volunteer hours.

Mrs Beattie receives her hot meal via Stenhousemuir FC's Community Help Initiative. Contributed.

The Warriors were also awarded Community Anchor Organisation status in 2020 for their response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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