Lions Local Heroes – Guiseley AFC Community Foundation

As we go through the Covid-19 pandemic we at Guiseley AFC would like to praise our local heroes who are keeping the country going through these unprecedented times.

We all know someone who at this moment of time is quietly going about their business, but what they are doing is fantastic. So let’s share their good deeds with each other and give someone a virtual pat on the back from everyone linked with Guiseley AFC.

You can send your nominations in through via Facebook and Twitter or by email to, just tell us why they are your local hero and send us a photo.

Our second and third Lions Local Heroes are Connor and Alison who both work for Guiseley AFC Community Foundation.

Connor has been phenomenal for the local community, he has supported people with collecting shopping, medicines and has done some gardening some days as well as doing 8+ shops. He has also been supporting the Foundation’s partner charity Aireborough Children’s Centre getting food and essential supplies out to some of our most vulnerable families for which they are very grateful.

Alison joined the Foundation at the end of January in an admin role. She has coordinated requests for help and has created a newspaper round which helps link isolated people to the outside world and they get to speak to at least one person a day. She is also shopping for elderly people from Rawdon to Menston and arranging free food boxes from Morrisons for the vulnerable.

Donna from Aireborough Children’s Centre paid tribute to the hard work carried out by Connor and Alison: “Can I just say Guiseley Community Foundation, what you are doing for the children and families in the Aireborough area has already been amazing we really could not have achieved what we have in the last week without Connor and we are so very grateful for this as I just could not do it with two staff alone!”

The Community Foundation have also been carrying out other work to support the local community through this pandemic, Community Development Manager Steve Taylor has been working hard behind the scenes applying for more funding which if successful will allow them to increase their support and range of help.

Coaches Marcus and Ben have been producing Instagram and Facebook activities to keep the younger people engaged after the Easter Football Camps were cancelled.