In an outstanding display of putting back into the community over 20 Bulldogs players and staff today gave up their free time on only their second day out of the ‘bubble’ to visit the homeless at the Rev Bill Crews Foundation in Ashfield.
The players and staff in attendance included Josh Jackson, Kieran Foran, Adam Elliott, Joe Stimson, Marcelo Montoya, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Reimis Smith, Renouf To'omaga, Nick Meaney, Tui Katoa, Jack Cogger, Ofahiki Ogden, Christian Crichton, Jackson Topine, James Roumanos, Sione Katoa, General Manager of Football Steve Price, NRL Wellbeing Manager Luke Goodwin, Team Manager Fred Ciraldo as well as Strategic Analyst Mohamed Ali and each of them was willing to give their time up to serve lunch at the Loaves and Fishes Free Restaurant that does such a great job in making food available on a daily basis to the homeless in the area.
Arriving at 10 in the morning, the players were quickly split up into groups and wore masks and followed social distancing regulations as they helped in the preparations for lunch by setting up the restaurant, before serving the prepared food to the homeless as they gathered on the day.
In addition, Bulldogs players gave out merchandise to those in attendance and handed out some footballs to an extremely worthy cause that produces over 20 000 meals per month to those in need.
The Loaves and fishes Free Restaurant does such a fantastic job to help those who have found themselves in unfortunate circumstances and it was great to see so many of the Bulldogs NRL squad more than happy to give up their time to help out on the day.