Morton in the Community’s chief executive highlights the importance of its “unsung heroes”

4 June 2020

Morton in the Community’s chief executive highlights the importance of its “unsung heroes”

To celebrate #NationalVolunteersWeek2020 Morton in the Community’s Chief Executive Brian McLaughlin spoke with the SPFL Trust on the importance of the “unsung heroes” at Morton. 

Its volunteers allow Morton in the Community to engage with “so many amazing and unique people across Inverclyde.” Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Morton in the Community has continued its projects in addition to starting some great new initiatives, with the help of its volunteers. For example:

  • Teamtalk” a Whatsapp group was made for males aged 16 and above. In addition to, online chats to provide “A place where you can feel safe and comfortable and make friends, enjoy a laugh without being judged or made to feel uncomfortable.” This project started on the 20th of May 2019 and even though it has had to take place in a different format due to the COVID-19 crisis, it has continued to make a huge impact on people’s lives.
  • A players playlist – video’s from the players speaking directly to the fans, giving them a message, as well as posting a youtube link to a playlist created by that player.
  • Online football skill challenges as part of the #MortonAtHome initiative.
  • #Learning activities for children to complete at home.

In the interview between our Supporter of Each Other and EFDN members, Brian McLaughlin said “So, within the trust, we rely heavily on a group of approximately 83 volunteers on a weekly basis who range from school pupils/students to mom or dads helping out with football teams. So, without them, our organisation doesn’t exist.”

To hear the full interview with Brian McLaughlin, click the link below.