Diane Modahl, co-founder and CEO of Diane Modahl Sport Foundation, said: This is an incredibly difficult time for our young people who have already expressed how anxious they are with the uncertain future.  Many of our young people are on free school meals and may suffer unduly now that some schools are no longer open .

Diane Modahl

co-Founder and CEO, Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

We’re working hard with our partners and the local community to coordinate support for our young people and we have joined forces with KIND, makers of nutritious snacks, and Whitworths, the home of dried fruit, nuts & home baking, to provide essential snacks and products to the young people on DMSF programmes.

Diane Modahl, co-founder and CEO of Diane Modahl Sport Foundation, said: “This is a very generous offer from KIND and Whitworths and we’re delighted that we can come together during these unprecedented times to ensure that children and young people continue to be supported, in anyway we can.”

Deliveries of the snack bars and food parcels started in early April and the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation hopes to help at least five schools within its catchment area and reach several thousand young people through home deliveries.

The KIND team is so grateful to everyone who has joined together in these unexpected times. From the NHS workforce who keep us healthy, the police who keep us safe, and those in stores keeping the shelves stocked – we are indebted to your kindness. The list is long, but we are with you all.

We are committed to supporting as many charities and organisations as we can who are on the front line and we would like to thank the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation for helping us to coordinate this act of kindness within their schools.

Bradley Reeson

Field Marketing Executive, North WesT, KIND

St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester is one of the schools grateful for this support. Sherilyn Hitchen, PSHE and Careers Coordinator at St Paul’s, said: “We’re delighted to accept this great act of kindness and I wish to extend our thanks to DMSF and KIND from the Senior Leadership Team, for their tenacious support of our school during these difficult times.”

Other schools/organisatons supported through this initiative include: Rushbrook Primary Academy; Stanley Grove Primary Academy; Whalley Range High School; Levenshulme High School and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

As part of our commitment to helping in the fight against COVID-19, we’ve teamed up with key organisations to help their communities. Every day for the next month we will visit somewhere or someone to provide food which will make a huge difference as we understand that much of the immediate help usually there for these vulnerable people has disappeared due to the social distancing rules. 

The DMSF instantaneously stood out for us as an organisation we wanted to partner with as they provide much needed support to families and individuals who need it most, and they continue to do so through the toughest of situations.

Jessica Horton

Digital Marketing Executive , Whitworths